Massachusetts Manufacturing Facts
Manufacturers in Massachusetts account for 9.39% of the total output in the state, employing 6.70% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $53.26 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 244,000 manufacturing employees in Massachusetts in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $101,933.54 in 2017.
Employment and Compensation
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
Massachusetts Export Facts
Manufacturers help to drive Massachusetts’s economy, with $25.42 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $8.09 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 30.90% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89.00% percent of all exporters in Massachusetts.
Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau
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.