U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Economics and Statistics Administration
ANNUAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES SURVEY
2006 INSTRUCTIONS AND DEFINITIONS
BURDEN HOUR ESTIMATE
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from less than 1 hour to about 2 hours, averaging 1
hour per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data
needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Paperwork Project 0607-0782, U.S.
Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Stop 1500, Washington, DC 20233-1500. You may e-mail comments to
Paperwork@census.gov; use "Paperwork Project 0607-0782" as the subject.
SURVEY SCOPE – This survey collects capital expenditures data for nonfarm businesses, organizations, and associations
operating within the United States. This survey also includes self-employed individuals. Report capital expenditures for all of your
operations that are located in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Information for agricultural production operations should
SURVEY PERIOD – Report data for the calendar year 2006. If your fiscal year ends between October 31 and February 28, fiscal
year figures are acceptable. If calendar year book figures are not available except at considerable cost, reasonable estimates are
acceptable. If the data reported are for a period other than the calendar year, indicate the exact period covered on page 2 of the
ESTIMATES ARE ACCEPTABLE – The data requested on this report may not correspond to your accounting records. If you
cannot answer a question from your records, please estimate the answer. Report in thousands of dollars. If your business did not
make any capital expenditures for the 2006 reporting period, enter "0" on the appropriate line(s).
FILING THE REPORT – Return your comp