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Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prin_05092017.pdf

Reports on productivity gains in about one-third of the 90 NAICS 4-digit manufacturing and mining industries in 2016.  Also provides information on unit labor costs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

A Steely Look at Steel: Commerce Directed to Prioritize Investigation of the Effects of Steel Imports on National Security

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security,Manufacturing,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/steel.pdf

Takes a skeptical look at the president’s demand for an investigation into the national security implications of steel imports.  Examines how such investigations proceed, what factors will be examined, and why steel is often the target of such inquiries. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Census Bureau Survey Shows Adoption of Structured Management Practices at U.S. Manufacturing Establishments

Categories: Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps32.html

Ranks manufacturing establishments in different regions of the country according to scores derived from the degree of structure in their management practices.  The scores are based on 16 questions related to how activities are monitored, how targets for performance and production are set, and how they are incentivized.  Press release with links to data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends—2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Productivity decreased at an annual rate of 0.2% in 2016, marking the first decline in multifactor productivity since 2009.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2015 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2015 Industry Reports

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2015_TRI_Report.pdf

Annual report on releases of toxic chemicals by industry in Virginia.  In 2015 Virginia facilities reported the release, transfer, or on-site management of 858.6 million pounds  of TRI-related  chemicals, a 6% decrease from 2014.  Appendices F, G, and I cover detailed information by facility, county, and city.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Census Bureau Releases 2015 Annual Survey of Manufactures Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps156.html

Press release with links to individual statistical tables for General Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries, Value of Product Shipments and Geographic Area Statistics.  Notes that petroleum refineries experienced a 37.4% decrease in value of shipments from 2014 to 2015.  From the Census Bureau

 

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/812333_CybersecurityForModernVehicles.pdf

Offers nonbinding guidance to automakers on how to protect motor vehicles from malicious cyber-attacks and unauthorized access.  From the Department of Transportation

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2015/index.htm

Reviews U.S. trade performance during the year with a focus on changes in exports and imports of key natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing products.  Also examines changes in trade relations with 4 key partners and country groups.  Also has special topic: the impact of declining energy prices on U.S. sectoral trade flows.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.

 

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