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County Business Patterns: Why are there different industry definitions between some years?

Since 1998, County Business Patterns (CBP) has been published according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Prior to this, data were published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System. For Puerto Rico CBP data, the change from SIC to NAICS occurred in 2003.

In general, CBP lags by one year in the adoption of the classification system employed for the Economic Census. Refer to the CBP Historical Data page for the exact classification system used in a specified year.

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