Annual Retail Trade Survey
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the Annual Retail Trade Survey. The Census Bureau has determined that it needs to collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, percent of e-commerce sales to customers located outside the United States, year-end inventories, purchases, accounts receivables and, for select industries, merchandise line sales and percent of sales by class of customer.
Service Annual Survey for 2005
In accordance with Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 182, 224, and 225, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has determined that limited financial data (revenue, expenses, and the like) for selected service industries are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies. These data also apply to a variety of public and business needs. To obtain the desired data, the Census Bureau announces the administration of the 2005 Service Annual Survey (SAS).
Annual Trade Survey
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is expanding the 2005 Annual Trade Survey (ATS) to include agents, brokers, and electronic markets (AGBR). The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has requested the expansion. The BEA considers this information vital to its accurate measurement of sales and value added for wholesale trade. These data are important inputs to BEA's preparation of National Income and Product accounts and its annual input-output tables.