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1266. Selected Instruments and Related Products -- Value of Shipments

[In millions of dollars (1,418 represents $1,418,000,000), except percent. Based on a sample survey; for description, see summary below]

 
Product description 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
Automatic regulating and control valves................................................................................... 1,418 1,537 1,579 1,648 1,807 1,860 1,893 2,097 2,082 2,213
Solenoid-operated valves (except nuclear
and fluid power transfer)................................................................................... 346 360 405 406 452 464 522 541 524 468
 
Aeronautical, nautical, and navigational
instruments................................................................................... 2,518 2,672 2,517 2,121 1,859 2,125 2,274 2,531 2,504 2,637
Search & detection, navigation & guidance
systems and equipment................................................................................... 32,420 31,774 31,311 28,604 25,567 24,697 26,094 26,584 26,031 23,836
 
Laboratory apparatus and laboratory furniture 1................................................................................... 1,675 1,612 1,715 1,598 1,811 1,837 1,799 1,888 1,843 1,823
Controls for monitoring residential and commercial
environments and appliance regulating controls................................................................................... 1,982 1,982 2,197 2,310 2,521 2,533 2,648 2,717 2,860 2,879
Process control instruments................................................................................... 5,224 5,230 5,731 5,935 6,240 6,439 6,745 7,073 6,637 6,546
Integrating and totalizing meters for gas and
liquids................................................................................... 725 698 727 777 859 915 963 1,079 1,147 1,077
Counting devices................................................................................... 210 226 273 285 355 364 367 435 394 408
Motor vehicle instruments 2................................................................................... 1,457 1,330 1,576 1,768 2,092 2,193 2,219 2,245 2,436 2,799
 
Integrating instruments, electrical................................................................................... 396 390 439 461 440 445 458 457 460 477
Test equipment for testing electrical, radio and
communication circuits, and motors................................................................................... 6,156 6,525 6,493 6,572 7,582 9,255 10,390 11,639 10,454 10,762
Instruments to measure electricity................................................................................... 586 584 558 526 554 555 500 456 377 360
Analytical and scientific instruments (except optical)................................................................................... 4,412 4,519 4,886 4,766 5,534 5,737 5,478 6,059 6,162 6,222
 
Sighting, tracking, and fire-control equipment,
optical type................................................................................... 581 547 771 769 652 655 613 575 510 526
Optical instruments and lenses 3................................................................................... 1,252 1,292 1,322 1,456 1,597 1,579 1,749 2,005 2,068 2,252
Aircraft engine instruments (except flight)................................................................................... 579 682 590 552 430 430 530 521 657 658
Physical properties and kinematic testing equip.................................................................................... 1,012 1,024 1,149 1,175 1,199 1,374 1,369 1,523 1,728 1,693
Nuclear radiation detection and monitoring
instruments................................................................................... 567 570 533 519 489 501 497 530 567 532
Commercial, geophysical, meteorological, and
general purpose instruments................................................................................... 1,140 1,335 1,361 1,271 1,344 1,373 1,452 1,677 1,534 1,111
Surveying and drafting instruments................................................................................... 274 235 255 301 324 356 365 360 297 310
 
PERCENT CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEAR SHOWN
 
Automatic regulating and control valves................................................................................... 6.5 8.4 2.7 4.3 9.7 2.9 1.7 10.8 -0.7 6.3
Solenoid-operated valves (except nuclear
and fluid power transfer)................................................................................... -7.6 4.1 12.5 0.2 11.4 2.5 12.5 3.7 -3.2 -10.8
 
Aeronautical, nautical, and navigational
instruments................................................................................... -0.2 6.1 -5.8 -15.7 -12.4 14.3 7.1 11.3 -1.1 5.3
Search & detection, navigation & guidance
systems and equipment................................................................................... 5.1 -2.0 -1.5 -8.6 -10.6 -3.4 5.7 1.9 -2.1 -8.4
 
Laboratory apparatus and laboratory furniture 1................................................................................... -1.3 -3.8 6.4 -6.8 13.3 1.4 -2.0 4.9 -2.3 -1.1
Controls for monitoring residential and commercial
environments and appliance regulating controls................................................................................... -10.9 0.0 10.8 5.1 9.1 0.5 4.5 2.6 5.3 0.6
Process control instruments................................................................................... 10.1 0.1 9.6 3.6 5.1 3.2 4.8 4.9 -6.2 -1.4
Integrating and totalizing meters for gas and
liquids................................................................................... 11.9 -3.7 4.2 6.9 10.6 6.5 5.2 12.0 6.4 -6.1
Counting devices................................................................................... 1.8 7.7 20.8 4.5 24.4 2.5 0.9 18.4 -9.3 3.6
Motor vehicle instruments 2................................................................................... 128.5 -8.7 18.5 12.2 18.3 4.8 1.2 1.2 8.5 14.9
 
Integrating instruments, electrical................................................................................... -1.3 -1.5 12.6 5.0 -4.5 1.1 2.9 -0.2 0.7 3.7
Test equipment for testing electrical, radio and
communication circuits, and motors................................................................................... 0.4 6.0 -0.5 1.2 15.4 22.1 12.3 12.0 -10.2 2.9
Instruments to measure electricity................................................................................... -5.5 -0.4 -4.5 -5.8 5.4 0.1 -9.9 -8.8 -17.4 -4.4
Analytical and scientific instruments (except optical)................................................................................... 9.1 2.4 8.1 -2.5 16.1 3.7 -4.5 10.6 1.7 1.0
 
Sighting, tracking, and fire-control equipment,
optical type................................................................................... -2.4 -5.8 40.9 -0.3 -15.2 0.5 -6.5 -6.2 -11.3 3.1
Optical instruments and lenses 3................................................................................... -1.7 3.2 2.3 10.1 9.7 -1.1 10.8 14.6 3.1 8.9
Aircraft engine instruments (except flight)................................................................................... 14.0 17.8 -13.5 -6.5 -22.0 -0.2 23.3 -1.7 26.2 0.2
Physical properties and kinematic testing equip.................................................................................... 7.0 1.1 12.2 2.2 2.1 14.6 -0.4 11.2 13.5 -2.0
Nuclear radiation detection and monitoring
instruments................................................................................... -6.5 0.6 -6.5 -2.6 -5.8 2.5 -0.9 6.7 7.1 -6.2
Commercial, geophysical, meteorological, and
general purpose instruments................................................................................... 10.2 17.1 1.9 -6.6 5.7 2.2 5.7 15.5 -8.5 -27.5
Surveying and drafting instruments................................................................................... 1.4 -14.2 8.5 18.2 7.6 9.7 2.5 -1.4 -17.4 4.3
 


NA Not available.
1 Beginning 1990, includes laboratory furniture. Prior to 1987, laboratory furniture was included in product class 38296.
2 Beginning 1990, includes some data previously classified in product class 37149, "Other motor vehicle parts and accessories, new, n.e.c."
3 Beginning 1992, product classes 38272, "Binoculars and astronomical instruments," and 38273, "Other optical instruments and lenses" were combined into product class 38274; prior years have been restated to reflect revision.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, through 1992, Current Industrial Reports, MA38B, annual; thereafter, Manufacturing Profiles, Series MP, annual; and (issued September 2000).

http://www.census.gov/mcd/index.html

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MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED PRODUCTS

PURPOSE

To provide detailed data on quantity and total value of shipments of selected instruments. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this survey and provides for mandatory responses.

COVERAGE

Companies that manufacture instruments and related products in the U.S. (most but not all are in SIC 3491, 381, and 382), except small firms (generally less than 20 employees) for which census of manufactures data were from administrative records. In 1993, total value of shipments of these firms amounted to nearly $64 billion.

CONTENT

Quantity and value of shipments, at the 7-digit SIC level, are collected for over 200 types of test and measurement equipment, and process control, analytical, navigational, and other industrial and scientific instruments.

FREQUENCY

Annually; reported data are for activities taking place during the previous calendar year. Data on selected instruments and related products have been collected since 1961.

METHODS

A mail-out/mail-back survey of 2,170 manufacturers. Companies are identified from the latest census of manufactures, Standard Statistical Establishment List, and private sources. Firms are contacted using form MA38B. Data may be revised if firms later provide corrected data. Annual data are compared with data collected from the latest annual survey of manufactures to reconcile any differences between the two series. No estimates are derived for the small firms excluded from the survey.

* Terms

Electronic systems unified architecture. Includes system-type control,display,and computing instruments actuated from standardized electrical transmission signals in which control and signal conditioning are integral with the display/operator interface.

Electronic systems nonunified architecture. Includes system-type instruments and related equipment actuated from standardized electrical transmission signals in which control and signal conditioning are separated from the display/operator interface.Equipment includes single-loop and multiloop controllers,dedicated operator stations,shared CRT-based operator work stations,pro- cess I/O equipment,communication equipment,and other related miscellaneous equipment such as power supplies, racks,panels,cables,console furniture,printers,tape drives,mounting hardware,shelves,nests,calibrators, and testors.Does not include multifunction process com- puters reported in product code 3345130111.

Industrial multifunction process computers. Includes the hardware and standard software of the CPU and all peripheral equipment of the computers that provide cen- tralized processing intelligence for two or more of the fol- lowing functions:data manipulation and reporting,super- visory control and data acquisition,calculations using control algorithms,database management,use of a high- level programming language,and operator interface.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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