2019 Georgia Manufacturing Facts

Georgia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Georgia account for 11.02% of the total output in the state, employing 8.99% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $61.06 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 408.08 thousand manufacturing employees in Georgia in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $69,625.87 in 2017.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$61.06
(Percent share of total gross state product)
11.02%
Manufacturing Firms in Georgia (2016)
6,600

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
408.08
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.99%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
$69,625.87
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$47,026.41

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

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Georgia Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Georgia’s economy, with $36.81 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $15.52 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 21.30% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89.00% percent of all exporters in Georgia.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$36.81
(Percent share of total goods exports)
90.77%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
38.65%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
169,170
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
21.30%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$15.52
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
38.27%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$9.69
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
43.77%
Canada
16.21%
Mexico
10.11%
China
7.06%
Germany
6.02%
Singapore
4.38%

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.