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Computer Industry Indicators: 1997 - 2004

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Computer Industry Indicators: 1997 - 2004 (historical)


Prepared by:  U.S. Department of Commerce,
             Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce

Listed below are statistics on computer industry indicators, including shipments, orders, inventories, employment, earnings, and business and consumer investment from 1997-2004.


Indicator
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Shipments ($B) *
109.7
114.4
113.9
109.7
87.6
81.7
93.1
104.5
Unfilled Orders ($B) *
103.9
93.5
106.9
101.4
89.3
86.4
101.4
100.5
New Orders ($B) *
107.2
115.7
115.2
107.1
87.0
82.7
93.7
104.8
Inventories ($B) *
128.0
119.2
105.0
103.9
102.0
79.3
74.4
73.7
Inventory/Shipments Ratio
1.17
1.04
0.92
0.95
1.16
0.97
0.80
0.71
Total Employment (000) (r)
316.7
322.1
310.1
301.9
286.2
250.0
224.0
212.0
Production Workers (000)
118.1
126.1
125.4
116.0
103.8
97.7
86.0
88.3
Avg. Hourly Earnings ($)
15.10
16.15
17.32
18.39
18.96
19.64
20.18
20.55
Business Investment ($B) (r)
81.4
87.2
96.0
101.4
85.4
81.4
95.3
110.8
Consumer Investment ($B)
26.0
28.6
31.1
33.5
32.1
33.8
35.3
38.0

Notes:
* Includes parts
(R) Revised. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) replaced the Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC). As a result, SIC-based labor and investment statistics are no longer available. Historical time series were reconstructed as part of the NAICS conversion process.

Sources: M3 Survey (Bureau of the Census), Labstat Series Report (Bureau of Labor Statistics), and National Economic Accounts (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
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