America is the world’s largest manufacturer, and exports are an important part of our manufacturing strength. Exports currently support millions of jobs across the country as currently one in every five American factory jobs depends on exports.
Government trade data highlights the manufacturing export success story and shatters prevailing myths about the impact of trade on the U.S. economy. Manufacturing’s remarkable record of expanded exports kept the economy in the black throughout most of 2008, and U.S. manufacturing’s trade activity remains a source of strength. The statistics in this section provide details on the economic impact of trade and trade agreements and breakdowns of data by country and products.