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Business Statistics 1977-2009 

Overview

Firm_dynamics

Firm_age

Firm_establishment_dynamics

Firm_establishment_age

Firm_establishment_birth

Firm_establishment_death

 

Sheet 1: Firm_dynamics

 

Private-Sector Firms from Business Dynamics, 1977 – 2009






















Net
Continuing Firm Total

Change New Firms Firms * deaths * Firms







1977 563,325 3,437,057
1978 52,511 438,886 2,664,307 386,375 3,489,568
1979 114,664 496,400 2,726,096 381,736 3,604,232
1980 5,901 450,904 2,714,226 445,003 3,610,133
1981 7,029 463,931 2,696,329 456,902 3,617,162
1982 20,901 440,242 2,778,480 419,341 3,638,063
1983 59,989 410,162 2,937,717 350,173 3,698,052
1984 132,692 469,995 3,023,446 337,303 3,830,744
1985 146,803 499,377 3,125,596 352,574 3,977,547
1986 114,516 512,453 3,181,673 397,937 4,092,063
1987 126,036 544,079 3,255,977 418,043 4,218,099
1988 -2,129 487,092 3,239,657 489,221 4,215,970
1989 -1,534 467,261 3,278,380 468,795 4,214,436
1990 110,430 479,698 3,475,900 369,268 4,324,866
1991 55,680 465,790 3,504,646 410,110 4,380,546
1992 27,608 462,867 3,510,028 435,259 4,408,154
1993 52,939 473,945 3,566,142 421,006 4,461,093
1994 75,082 495,677 3,619,903 420,595 4,536,175
1995 89,583 511,542 3,692,257 421,959 4,625,758
1996 77,266 513,155 3,753,980 435,889 4,703,024
1997 69,579 517,946 3,806,290 448,367 4,772,603
1998 30,599 513,455 3,806,891 482,856 4,803,202
1999 28,430 495,105 3,869,852 466,675 4,831,632
2000 12,114 480,399 3,895,062 468,285 4,843,746
2001 83,384 469,042 4,072,430 385,658 4,927,130
2002 43,283 497,175 4,019,346 453,892 4,970,413
2003 40,589 498,793 4,054,005 458,204 5,011,002
2004 75,521 519,503 4,123,038 443,982 5,086,523
2005 101,374 543,613 4,202,045 442,239 5,187,897
2006 44,559 556,899 4,163,217 512,340 5,232,456
2007 67,572 524,446 4,318,708 456,874 5,300,028
2008 -51,837 488,264 4,219,826 540,101 5,248,191
2009 -160,071 403,765 4,120,519 563,836 5,088,120







* Calculated





Firms
are an aggregation of establishments owned by a parent company and
establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12
employment






Establishments are business locations with payroll while firms are aggregations of establishments owned by a parent company.












Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics






(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).





 

Sheet 2: Firm_age

 

Private-Sector Firms by Firm Age, 1977 – 2009






























Firm Age
Firm start year Total 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 25 26+ Pre-1977
1977 3,421,839 563,325 2,858,514
1978 3,487,472 438,886 420,114 2,628,472
1979 3,602,686 496,400 392,470 355,341 2,358,475
1980 3,607,670 450,904 362,560 321,308 306,898 2,166,000
1981 3,615,858 463,931 337,998 309,858 273,413 264,294 1,966,364
1982 3,618,409 440,242 362,067 280,985 264,603 235,705 233,537 1,801,270
1983 3,695,354 410,162 336,805 308,742 248,145 238,202 215,969 216,829 1,720,500
1984 3,828,317 469,995 337,173 284,033 271,638 223,752 217,096 400,814 1,623,816
1985 3,975,323 499,377 408,239 284,175 248,710 243,736 203,226 567,850 1,520,010
1986 4,089,312 512,453 405,030 348,797 246,484 220,615 219,662 709,922 1,426,349
1987 4,195,887 544,079 405,876 342,394 306,314 217,761 197,195 853,848 1,328,420
1988 4,213,370 487,092 407,967 338,326 297,473 273,315 195,633 818,890 151,085 1,243,589
1989 4,209,669 467,261 378,083 339,554 292,395 262,754 245,509 791,748 273,778 1,158,587
1990 4,321,724 479,698 376,072 323,368 297,953 262,072 239,116 839,672 397,540 1,106,233
1991 4,367,128 465,790 385,673 322,150 281,634 262,724 234,049 868,761 500,233 1,046,114
1992 4,386,973 462,867 359,494 322,496 277,480 247,258 234,934 879,160 609,618 993,666
1993 4,458,220 473,945 356,115 307,365 284,085 248,834 224,418 914,411 590,265 114,162 944,620
1994 4,532,649 495,677 366,535 301,540 269,620 254,027 224,742 933,459 580,513 209,289 897,247
1995 4,622,291 511,542 382,419 311,175 264,850 241,888 229,945 913,854 611,890 300,302 854,426
1996 4,699,125 513,155 395,818 325,254 272,916 237,051 219,684 908,440 636,478 379,962 810,367
1997 4,756,960 517,946 393,878 333,447 283,169 242,189 212,926 891,135 643,531 466,436 772,303
1998 4,799,287 513,455 395,954 332,767 291,081 251,720 217,921 869,177 662,074 446,435 87,631 731,072
1999 4,827,653 495,105 399,383 334,748 290,123 258,965 226,602 860,703 671,603 437,189 159,107 694,125
2000 4,839,950 480,399 384,248 340,155 292,375 258,118 232,860 859,939 645,713 461,280 227,220 657,643
2001 4,923,515 469,042 373,913 326,732 298,206 259,875 231,893 862,682 635,582 477,536 287,193 700,861
2002 4,955,710 497,175 369,439 323,591 289,918 266,231 236,141 886,122 641,538 486,368 353,593 605,594
2003 5,008,768 498,793 376,936 319,364 286,511 261,210 242,224 905,808 629,230 502,175 341,654 66,341 578,522
2004 5,084,272 519,503 378,485 324,262 284,267 258,472 237,449 928,554 627,708 511,174 337,782 122,353 554,263
2005 5,185,455 543,613 396,379 325,917 288,509 257,956 236,485 941,229 633,488 490,321 363,821 176,397 531,340
2006 5,226,557 556,899 408,849 336,493 283,810 256,781 232,421 935,730 624,188 488,193 374,970 222,592 505,631
2007 5,285,987 524,446 419,954 353,726 299,396 257,823 234,059 936,602 631,641 483,054 381,270 277,013 487,003
2008 5,244,270 488,264 385,122 353,941 306,670 263,702 230,641 927,717 641,745 470,691 391,570 318,556 465,651
2009 5,085,682 403,765 353,636 320,327 302,839 266,476 231,766 899,462 646,836 463,243 393,349 357,261 446,722














*Firms
are an aggregation of establishments owned by a parent company and
establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12
employment



























Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics
(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).













 

Sheet 3: Firm_establishment_dynamics

 

Private-Sector Establishments from Business Dynamics, 1977 – 2009















End Year







Estab.

Net Estab. Births to Estab. Births to Continuing Estab. Total Minus

Change New Firms Continuing Firms Estab. * deaths Estab. Last year *








1977 183,910 612,932 93,698 522,720 4,157,978
1978 95,600 443,202 170,340 3,108,489 517,942 4,239,973 81,995
1979 135,974 501,881 135,177 3,242,723 501,084 4,380,865 140,892
1980 56,121 455,453 125,179 3,294,203 524,511 4,399,346 18,481
1981 37,043 466,905 139,445 3,221,896 569,307 4,397,553 -1,793
1982 136,018 453,232 186,464 3,342,398 503,678 4,485,772 88,219
1983 48,966 414,760 139,259 3,502,883 505,053 4,561,955 76,183
1984 137,695 474,110 169,162 3,565,093 505,577 4,713,942 151,987
1985 131,573 505,005 163,988 3,670,533 537,420 4,876,946 163,004
1986 139,791 517,727 176,831 3,763,783 554,767 5,013,108 136,162
1987 188,098 558,510 228,213 3,796,310 598,625 5,181,658 168,550
1988 103,502 494,450 202,866 3,955,720 593,814 5,246,850 65,192
1989 24,817 472,974 176,858 3,997,186 625,015 5,272,033 25,183
1990 175,961 484,395 226,359 4,178,162 534,793 5,423,709 151,676
1991 99,439 472,435 211,153 4,250,736 584,149 5,518,473 94,764
1992 86,377 472,421 222,498 4,279,605 608,542 5,583,066 64,593
1993 78,580 476,197 170,279 4,425,946 567,896 5,640,318 57,252
1994 117,066 500,035 184,381 4,483,300 567,350 5,735,066 94,748
1995 139,536 515,666 195,181 4,564,400 571,311 5,846,558 111,492
1996 115,083 517,476 194,559 4,633,631 596,952 5,942,618 96,060
1997 114,282 526,592 248,099 4,615,904 660,409 6,051,004 108,386
1998 86,449 519,143 210,065 4,745,117 642,759 6,117,084 66,080
1999 75,620 500,383 218,149 4,820,586 642,912 6,182,030 64,946
2000 47,359 485,800 223,889 4,854,592 662,330 6,226,611 44,581
2001 34,801 474,466 251,800 4,931,784 691,465 6,349,515 122,904
2002 60,297 505,073 313,124 4,823,877 757,900 6,399,974 50,459
2003 161,320 501,777 269,524 5,071,591 609,981 6,452,873 52,899
2004 134,399 521,229 240,355 5,134,340 627,185 6,523,109 70,236
2005 177,795 548,592 253,459 5,222,482 624,256 6,648,789 125,680
2006 152,839 568,126 269,438 5,263,407 684,725 6,785,696 136,907
2007 108,173 526,625 304,141 5,336,382 722,593 6,889,741 104,045
2008 -14,836 493,280 233,024 5,395,761 741,140 6,863,205 -26,536
2009 -130,646 407,490 256,648 5,235,219 794,784 6,694,141 -169,064








* Calculated






Establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12 employment.






Establishments are business locations with payroll while firms are aggregations of establishments owned by a parent company.














Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics







(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).






 

Sheet 4: Firm_establishment_age

 

Private-Sector Establishments by Firm Age, 1977 – 2009






























Firm Age
Firm start year Total 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 25 26+ Pre-1977
1977 4,157,978 612,932 3,545,046
1978 4,239,973 443,202 471,996 3,324,775
1979 4,380,865 501,881 398,660 407,076 3,073,248
1980 4,399,346 455,453 369,791 328,396 357,505 2,888,201
1981 4,397,553 466,905 343,547 317,776 280,934 307,988 2,680,403
1982 4,485,772 453,232 375,601 291,046 277,699 250,001 284,939 2,553,254
1983 4,561,955 414,760 353,134 322,935 258,426 251,033 230,587 267,596 2,463,484
1984 4,713,942 474,110 343,208 301,406 285,939 233,952 229,739 466,719 2,378,869
1985 4,876,946 505,005 413,962 291,370 267,073 258,752 213,648 648,134 2,279,002
1986 5,013,108 517,727 412,543 355,854 254,701 239,104 235,294 803,631 2,194,254
1987 5,181,658 558,510 417,581 355,388 318,447 231,781 217,492 970,344 2,112,115
1988 5,246,850 494,450 423,012 351,175 311,663 286,883 210,929 901,423 210,575 2,056,740
1989 5,272,033 472,974 388,178 355,105 305,751 278,340 259,693 878,013 350,752 1,983,227
1990 5,423,709 484,395 384,250 334,971 314,539 276,187 255,543 927,952 493,503 1,952,369
1991 5,518,473 472,435 394,100 332,148 295,183 280,316 249,673 966,497 615,625 1,912,496
1992 5,583,066 472,421 369,850 333,403 289,779 262,413 253,670 976,550 755,432 1,869,548
1993 5,640,318 476,197 366,548 318,019 294,833 261,409 239,103 1,006,023 693,471 181,206 1,803,509
1994 5,735,066 500,035 370,564 312,549 280,426 265,180 238,016 1,023,454 681,806 295,789 1,767,247
1995 5,846,558 515,666 388,953 316,373 276,249 253,030 240,970 1,001,085 714,642 406,482 1,733,108
1996 5,942,618 517,476 402,919 332,920 279,283 248,864 231,570 988,896 744,944 504,098 1,691,648
1997 6,051,004 526,592 402,106 343,343 292,652 251,332 225,934 971,328 750,976 621,607 1,665,134
1998 6,117,084 519,143 412,514 341,510 300,891 261,068 227,607 938,671 766,598 556,240 165,060 1,627,782
1999 6,182,030 500,383 412,684 350,268 298,364 269,444 236,556 925,701 779,482 544,781 258,031 1,606,336
2000 6,226,611 485,800 394,501 358,695 307,213 266,380 243,465 919,488 749,640 568,592 348,632 1,584,205
2001 6,349,515 474,466 382,980 340,331 321,536 274,686 240,498 920,160 727,617 597,441 426,493 1,643,307
2002 6,399,974 505,073 376,992 334,085 304,989 293,091 250,237 937,461 727,444 600,674 516,318 1,553,610
2003 6,452,873 501,777 385,260 327,759 297,356 276,580 270,406 955,060 704,258 608,383 455,062 145,893 1,525,079
2004 6,523,109 521,229 381,780 332,430 293,009 268,756 252,219 995,528 692,520 617,952 451,120 223,423 1,493,143
2005 6,648,789 548,592 398,309 329,315 296,674 266,738 246,646 1,015,128 691,051 594,312 479,956 304,267 1,477,801
2006 6,785,696 568,126 417,084 341,475 290,651 268,207 243,812 1,022,916 685,415 589,105 506,075 372,340 1,480,490
2007 6,889,741 526,625 434,287 364,212 307,915 273,085 244,608 1,018,098 689,548 582,783 509,377 456,403 1,482,800
2008 6,863,205 493,280 387,832 368,981 317,553 272,904 247,022 1,003,310 697,489 557,152 513,664 530,920 1,473,098
2009 6,694,141 407,490 358,999 323,170 317,625 277,120 240,655 963,304 718,903 542,186 509,758 595,756 1,439,175














*Establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12 employment


























Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics
(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).













 

Sheet 5: Firm_establishment_birth

 

Private-Sector Establishment Births by Firm Age, 1977 – 2009






























Firm Age
Firm start year Total 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 25 26+ Pre-1977
1977 695,453 601,755 93,698
1978 608,902 438,562 7,100 163,240
1979 632,565 497,388 2,385 19,807 112,985
1980 576,466 451,287 2,068 12,088 15,080 95,943
1981 593,669 454,224 2,436 12,357 10,584 13,409 100,659
1982 636,801 450,337 7,964 15,424 15,036 14,284 18,625 115,131
1983 545,860 406,601 1,986 10,260 8,016 7,625 7,028 9,584 94,760
1984 640,208 471,046 1,979 11,503 9,853 8,719 8,792 19,837 108,479
1985 665,708 501,720 2,014 12,023 11,320 9,750 8,181 27,403 93,297
1986 693,027 516,196 3,579 13,737 10,389 9,214 8,635 34,053 97,224
1987 783,039 554,826 7,429 19,627 15,751 12,721 10,263 49,136 113,286
1988 692,545 489,679 4,411 11,790 10,522 9,169 7,434 32,346 11,052 116,142
1989 646,596 469,738 3,312 12,315 10,197 9,195 7,774 30,474 13,961 89,630
1990 708,592 482,233 3,011 15,619 15,383 12,686 11,342 43,765 25,384 99,169
1991 679,723 468,570 4,498 11,245 10,950 10,457 9,016 36,936 27,216 100,835
1992 693,551 471,053 4,478 15,036 12,700 11,317 10,941 40,848 34,597 92,581
1993 642,641 472,362 1,798 10,803 10,627 8,951 8,123 32,091 21,463 6,510 69,913
1994 680,876 496,495 2,035 9,923 9,215 9,079 8,215 33,643 21,835 11,155 79,281
1995 707,184 512,003 2,268 10,395 9,713 8,806 8,587 34,748 24,236 14,405 82,023
1996 707,604 513,045 3,512 10,922 9,554 8,512 8,051 33,069 23,910 16,905 80,124
1997 770,625 522,526 4,384 12,569 10,593 9,397 8,099 38,349 30,088 29,927 104,693
1998 725,449 515,384 1,385 10,625 10,137 8,228 7,045 29,158 23,881 17,887 7,524 94,195
1999 714,715 496,566 7,122 10,391 9,323 9,134 7,957 28,127 26,480 16,549 10,366 92,700
2000 705,789 481,900 5,074 15,839 10,200 8,134 7,895 26,486 24,799 16,943 14,196 94,323
2001 722,208 470,408 4,140 13,451 15,507 8,861 7,479 27,804 22,202 21,926 17,040 113,390
2002 818,192 505,068 3,022 18,095 17,478 17,604 11,782 43,680 34,225 29,738 27,152 110,348
2003 771,301 501,777 933 17,520 15,630 13,966 13,325 41,849 28,430 22,047 15,696 7,391 92,737
2004 759,208 518,853 395 12,431 13,152 11,801 10,205 39,290 24,400 20,188 17,392 8,325 82,776
2005 798,505 545,046 376 12,668 11,144 11,716 10,310 40,542 25,921 20,741 15,665 12,996 91,380
2006 832,724 563,286 2,265 12,832 10,922 10,179 9,699 41,117 25,503 24,540 20,556 18,075 93,750
2007 817,086 512,945 3,583 14,961 12,228 11,506 9,400 42,931 26,604 25,245 24,003 24,640 109,040
2008 713,338 480,314 741 13,029 10,659 8,770 8,316 32,230 21,803 18,247 16,612 21,387 81,230
2009 664,138 407,490 570 20,050 17,034 13,154 10,225 37,773 26,443 20,032 16,327 22,890 72,150














*Establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12 employment.


























Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics
(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).













 

Sheet 6: Firm_establishment_death

 

Private-Sector Establishment Deaths by Firm Age, 1977 – 2009






























Firm Age
Firm start year Total 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 25 26+ Pre-1977
1977 522,720 522,720
1978 517,942 141,786 376,156
1979 501,084 113,822 80,384 306,878
1980 524,511 114,279 74,358 62,425 273,449
1981 569,307 103,421 69,378 56,193 59,153 281,162
1982 503,678 92,714 61,134 49,909 40,749 38,410 220,762
1983 505,053 99,563 62,207 42,635 36,702 29,838 30,323 203,785
1984 505,577 91,192 61,667 46,952 34,350 30,942 53,626 186,848
1985 537,420 93,047 60,924 45,858 37,695 29,270 77,915 192,711
1986 554,767 103,448 67,689 45,047 36,300 31,763 92,970 177,550
1987 598,625 104,428 69,406 49,731 34,842 30,720 115,643 193,855
1988 593,814 127,537 73,799 52,573 39,575 27,551 98,028 18,674 156,077
1989 625,015 105,835 78,744 55,944 43,387 35,432 106,208 35,281 164,184
1990 534,793 85,422 62,428 52,385 39,804 32,462 89,987 39,743 132,562
1991 584,149 87,623 61,120 49,905 44,976 35,707 104,349 55,266 145,203
1992 608,542 97,722 67,358 49,699 40,122 35,107 104,710 66,557 147,267
1993 567,896 98,472 59,218 46,644 36,318 30,548 97,073 53,736 12,489 133,398
1994 567,350 98,373 60,644 44,776 37,549 30,824 102,052 54,507 21,304 117,321
1995 571,311 103,238 60,505 43,624 34,370 30,439 100,224 54,675 29,062 115,174
1996 596,952 107,136 63,914 45,228 35,172 29,126 102,783 58,903 36,646 118,044
1997 660,409 109,980 68,062 48,908 36,440 30,100 106,737 65,782 51,305 143,095
1998 642,759 115,801 68,397 50,487 38,608 30,391 101,161 63,418 42,270 12,036 120,190
1999 642,912 106,855 70,455 51,313 40,244 32,062 101,215 65,785 40,917 18,852 115,214
2000 662,330 106,160 67,804 52,328 40,332 34,109 104,220 66,923 43,357 25,390 121,707
2001 691,465 107,103 69,143 53,587 43,424 35,638 112,236 70,642 48,142 32,379 119,171
2002 757,900 111,879 69,494 52,430 42,983 37,245 117,699 74,773 57,826 48,239 145,332
2003 609,981 110,384 60,265 47,512 38,316 32,449 102,257 60,132 39,677 26,902 7,558 84,529
2004 627,185 110,469 62,019 45,701 37,917 32,295 104,293 59,720 41,443 27,841 11,226 94,261
2005 624,256 113,207 62,780 45,747 36,591 31,177 105,780 58,765 41,532 28,585 16,269 83,823
2006 684,725 124,698 69,344 50,743 39,821 33,572 116,307 65,676 47,060 33,554 23,585 80,365
2007 722,593 129,216 70,408 51,430 39,299 32,718 116,634 64,963 47,690 38,145 31,849 100,241
2008 741,140 139,257 83,582 61,195 47,268 36,945 121,382 69,190 47,044 33,715 31,165 70,397
2009 794,784 134,753 84,503 67,905 53,120 42,173 131,736 76,394 49,051 36,138 37,512 81,499














*Establishment activity is defined by the existence of March 12 employment.


























Source:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, from data
provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics
(http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds).













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