Industries at a Glance

Crop Production: NAICS 111

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About the Crop Production subsector

The crop production subsector is part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Industries in the Crop Production subsector grow crops mainly for food and fiber. The subsector comprises establishments, such as farms, orchards, groves, greenhouses, and nurseries, primarily engaged in growing crops, plants, vines, or trees and their seeds.

North American Industry Classification System

The crop production subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in crop production. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry and projections of occupational employment change.

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for crop production.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in crop production. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

323 245 224 (P) 210

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

(1) 4.6 5.3 5.4

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

(1) 2.7 3.1 3.1

Cases involving days away from work

(1) 1.6 1.7 1.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

(1) 1.1 1.4 1.4

Footnotes
(1) Industry scope changed in 2009
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

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2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014

Import index

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184.5 (R) 184.2 (R) 185.1 196.9

Percent change from previous month

2.3% (R) -0.2% (R) 0.5% (R) 6.4%

Export index

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197.1 (R) 186.6 (R) 182.8 174.4

Percent change from previous month

-4.4% (R) -5.3% (R) -2.0% (R) -4.6%

Footnotes
(R) Revised

(Source: International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in crop production.

Establishments

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2013
3rd quarter
2013
4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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44,651 45,135 45,442 (P) 45,642

Local government

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10 10 10 (P) 10

State government

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1 1 1 (P) 1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

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Career Guide to Industries

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Data extracted on: November 21, 2014

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