District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in the 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 $0.30 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 1,000 manufacturing employees in the District of Columbia in 2018.

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District of Columbia Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive the 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.

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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.