material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved
The Census Bureau has conducted the
Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) since 1949 to provide key
measures of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. The
ASM furnishes up-to-date estimates of employment and payroll, hours
and wages of production workers, value added by manufacture, cost
of materials, NAPCS, inventories, and expenditures for both plant
and equipment and structures. The survey also provides valuable
information to private companies, research organizations, and trade
This non-substantive change
request includes the addition of an unfilled orders (UFO) question
to the 2021 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) and removal of the
coronavirus pandemic content that was collected on the 2020 ASM.
See Attachment A for content changes proposed below.