Hawaii Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Hawaii account for 2.03% of the total output in the state, employing 2.16% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $1.87 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 14,000 manufacturing employees in Hawaii in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $45,765.45 in 2017.

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Hawaii Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Hawaii’s economy, with $0.47 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $0.34 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 4.70% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 87.00% percent of all exporters in Hawaii.

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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.