Explanatory Notes — Apparent Domestic Market
Note: The Apparent Domestic Market is only available in the Trade by Industry (NAICS codes) module.
Apparent Domestic Market = Manufacturing Shipments + Total Imports - Total Exports
The section called Integrating Trade Data with Manufacturing Data explains the important limitations that apply to this calculation.
Caution should be exercised when interpreting statistics relating to apparent domestic market. The reason it is called "apparent" and not "real" domestic market is due to a number of factors which can distort the results.
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