Call to participate in Annual Survey of Manufacturers

The Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM) provides the best measure of current U.S. manufacturing industry outputs, inputs, operating status and location. High-quality economic statistics are indispensable to understanding our domestic economy, and most models of our economy depend on data from this survey.

Data compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau’s ASM are only possible because of the participation of businesses like yours. The U.S. Census Bureau is determined to provide the most accurate and useful data possible. To achieve this standard, it is crucial to obtain the information collected on the ASM from businesses that are selected to participate.

If your company was selected, you received a letter informing you of the selection, providing an authentication code and directing you to the U.S. Census Bureau’s respondent portal to sign in or register.

  1. Sign in OR register at
  2. Add your authentication code OR locate this report under “My Surveys.”
  3. Report by clicking on “REPORT NOW.” You can return to your account over multiple sessions to complete the survey.

If you recently reported, you can verify your filing status by clicking on “Options” and then “Filing Status.” Look for an entry under the “Date Received” column.

If you were selected to participate but have not yet submitted your data, the Bureau plans to shut down the survey the week of September 20.

For assistance with completing this survey, call the customer help line at (844) 303-7713 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET or sign-in to the U.S. Census Bureau’s respondent portal indicated in the letter.

Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation, and for helping the U.S. Census Bureau measure America’s people, places, and our economy. Your response makes a difference.

If you would like more information about the ASM, please visit the Bureau’s website and follow the Bureau on Twitter.