19. Electronic Data Interchange

  1. Brenda G. Cox2,
  2. David A. Binder3,
  3. B. Nanjamma Chinnappa3,
  4. Anders Christianson4,
  5. Michael J. Colledge5 and
  6. Phillip S. Kott6
  1. Carole A. Ambler,
  2. Stanley M. Hyman and
  3. Thomas L. Mesenbourg

Published Online: 17 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch19

Business Survey Methods

Business Survey Methods

How to Cite

Ambler, C. A., Hyman, S. M. and Mesenbourg, T. L. (1995) Electronic Data Interchange, in Business Survey Methods (eds B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, M. J. Colledge and P. S. Kott), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  2. 3

    Statistics Canada

  3. 4

    Statistics Sweden

  4. 5

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  5. 6

    U. S. National Agricultural Statistics Service

Author Information

  1. U. S. Bureau of the Census

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471598527

Online ISBN: 9781118150504



  • electronic data interchange;
  • economic censuses;
  • foreign trade statistics;
  • application interface;
  • translation software


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is EDI?

  • Why Use EDI in Economic Censuses?

  • What are the Economic Censuses?

  • Other Economic Programs of the Census Bureau

  • Electronic Data Collection Initiatives

  • Developing an EDI Program

  • The Future—Un/Edifact or X12?

  • Concluding Remarks