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Survey of Environmental Products and Services (1998)

Paper Number: EE-0403

Document Date: 02/01/1998

Author(s): U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Special Studies Branch

Subject Area(s):

Pollution Control Industry Surveys and Assessments

Keywords:  environmental protection industry, pollution control capital, waste removal, waste transportation, waste storage, pollution abatement

Abstract: 

The survey is the first attempt to measure the extent of commercial environmental activity using a comprehensive list of products and services. For the purpose of this survey, the environmental industry was defined as the manufacture of products, performance of services, and the construction of projects used, or that potentially could be used for measuring, preventing, limiting, or correcting environmental damage to air, water, and soil. The industry also includes services related to the removal, transportation, storage, or abatement of waste, noise, and other contaminants. The survey is based on a sample of private businesses involved in the commercial activities of the environmental industry.


The downloadable file below does not include page numbers for pages 17 to 26 of the hard copy report, but is otherwise complete. The pages in this section are in the proper order, however.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • Survey of Environmental Products and Services (PDF)(35 pp, 579 K, 02/01/1998, EE-0403)
    The survey is the first attempt to measure the extent of commercial environmental activity using a comprehensive list of products and services. For the purpose of this survey, the environmental industry was defined as the manufacture of products, performance of services, and the construction of projects used, or that potentially could be used for measuring, preventing, limiting, or correcting environmental damage to air, water, and soil.