2019 District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in District of Columbia account for 0.22% of the total output in the area, employing 0.17% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $0.29 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 1.33 thousand manufacturing employees in District of Columbia in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$0.29
(Percent share of total gross state product)
0.22%
Manufacturing Firms in District of Columbia (2016)
111

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
1.33
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
0.17%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
N/A
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$83,076.73

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

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District of Columbia Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive District of Columbia’s economy, with $2.19 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $0.18 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and N/A of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised N/A percent of all exporters in District of Columbia.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$2.19
(Percent share of total goods exports)
80.25%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
65.04%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
5,638
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
N/A
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
N/A
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$0.18
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
6.46%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$0.03
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
81.19%
Qatar
70.36%
United Arab Emirates
65.66%
United Kingdom
19.90%
Egypt
10.90%
Kuwait
10.80%

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.