Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are the 1997 estimates different than the 1997 Economic Census data for some industries? 

Because of the implementation of the new classification rules in the 2002 Economic Census, some companies that were classified as retail trade in 1997 were re-classified to wholesale in 2002. In order to maintain the consistency of the time series, historic estimates from 1992 - 2001 were developed to reflect this change.

For more information, visit the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website.


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