The 2018 data is now the default year in IMPLAN! The data release this year is especially exciting because we have a brand new Industry scheme with 546 Industries based on the updated BEA Benchmark and Census of Agriculture.
The new Industry scheme obviously has some changes from the 536 Industry scheme. We only lost three Industries due to disaggregation. Notably, wholesale trade has been split into 10 different wholesale Industries. Insurance carriers is now split into direct life and all others. Real estate is now split into tenant-occupied and other real estate. Finally, at both the local and state levels, the non-education spending pattern will be split into hospitals and health services and other services. Details on the changes can be found in the article BEA Benchmark & The New 546 Industry Scheme.
COMPARING DATA ACROSS TIME:
Compare data across time (2001 - 2018) in IMPLAN, using the most up-to-date Industry Scheme!
When there are significant changes to the underlying data, there is no longer an apples to apples comparison. Therefore, you will not be able to compare data sets, Projects or Event Templates in the 536 Industry scheme (or another) non-546 Industry scheme) with the new 546 Industry scheme.
For comparing across different Industry Schemes, we have a bridge that should help in most instances.
The 2018 data and the 546 Industry Scheme is the default on your Regions screen. The Regions screen will show you data from 2001-2018 in the 546 Industry Scheme.
FINDING OLDER DATA:
To find the older data years (2012-2017), navigate from your home screen to the Projects screen. On the Projects screen, click the NEW PROJECT button in the upper right.
In the pop-up box, give your new Project a title and then in Industry Set, choose "US - 536 Sectors." Then ensure that your Household Set is "Set 1 - (2015 Datasets or later)." This will give you the choice on your Regions screen between 2015, 2016, and 2017 datasets. To find data from 2012-2014, choose “Set 2 - (2014 Datasets or earlier)."
Click CREATE PROJECT and you will be taken to your Regions screen to set up as always!
Updated August 14, 2020