The U.S. Census Bureau is out with a trio of reports documenting the health of the manufacturing industry in 2005.
The 2005 Annual Survey of Manufactures: Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries; the 2005 Annual Survey of Manufactures: Product Shipments; and the 2005 Annual Survey of Manufactures: Geographic Area Statistics are available by clicking here.
The reports present manufacturing establishments statistics for industry groups and industries from the Annual Survey of Manufactures. Estimates are based on reports from a representative sample of manufacturing establishments. The tables provide estimates for employment, plant hours, payrolls, value added by manufacture, capital expenditures, cost of materials, inventories, value of industry shipments, and fuels and electric energy consumed for most manufacturing industries, among other things.