2019 Arizona Manufacturing Facts

Arizona Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Arizona account for 8.23% of the total output in the state, employing 5.96% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $26.31 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 170.13 thousand manufacturing employees in Arizona in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $83,107.09 in 2017.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$26.31
(Percent share of total gross state product)
8.23%
Manufacturing Firms in Arizona (2016)
4,038

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
170.13
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
5.96%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
$83,107.09
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$45,253.71

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau

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Arizona Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Arizona’s economy, with $19.36 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $9.73 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 27.40% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 88.00% percent of all exporters in Arizona.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$19.36
(Percent share of total goods exports)
86.46%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
40.48%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
81,351
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
27.40%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
88.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$9.73
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
43.47%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$7.81
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
54.15%
Mexico
31.61%
Canada
8.75%
China
5.73%
United Kingdom
4.36%
Germany
3.70%

Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau

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Additional Trade Facts

  • The 20 U.S. FTA partners purchased nearly 49 percent ($679.46 billion) of U.S. manufactured goods exports in 2018 – even though these countries represent only six percent of the world’s population and 10 percent of GDP.
  • FTA countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea.