By: Ryan Coleman
It’s that time of the year again, the time to release of the Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies! This year’s release is for 2009-2010. It includes information on importers as well as exporters and it features a new exhibit on small and medium-sized exporting companies (SMEs).
Our Profile is built around seven exhibits with multiple data tables on importers, exporters, or both.
If you want to know how many companies export from Maine, the Profile has that.
If you wanted to know how many small sized companies (99 employees or less) are importing from China, as opposed to large or medium sized companies, the Profile has that.
Say that you want to know how much value was exported to only related parties by companies employing between fifty and ninety-nine employees, the Profile has that too!
This report has much more to offer than just the three examples above, so feel free to take a look at the 2009-2010 release.
What’s this new exhibit all about?
Well, if you want to know about small and medium-sized exporters (and who doesn’t these days?), then Exhibit 7 is right up your alley. The new exhibit features exports from SMEs by 3-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This exhibit is based on each company’s NAICS code, rather than NAICS product codes. For our data, a company’s NAICS code is assigned to the company by the Census Bureau, based on the primary economic activity of that company. On the other hand, product NAICS codes are assigned to each export or import record based on what is reported by the company, and are not determined by the company’s individual NAICS code.
With the addition of Exhibit 7, if you want to know how much value was exported in 2010 by small and medium-sized companies with NAICS 312 (Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing), the Profile now has that.