2020 Arizona Manufacturing Facts

Arizona Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Arizona account for 8.61% of the total output in the state, employing 6.06% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $29.86 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 177,000 manufacturing employees in Arizona in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $87,387.16 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$29.86
(Percent share of total gross state product)
8.61%
Manufacturing Firms in Arizona (2017)
4,058

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
177,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
6.06%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$87,387.16
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$46,635.82

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

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Arizona Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Arizona’s economy, with $20.93 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $9.84 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 27.40% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 88.00% percent of all exporters in Arizona.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$20.93
(Percent share of total goods exports)
85.86%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
51.88%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
81,351
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
27.40%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
88.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$9.84
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
47.04%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$7.91
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
37.79%
Mexico
29.28%
Canada
7.83%
China
4.97%
India
3.76%
United Kingdom
3.62%

Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau

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Additional Trade Facts

  • The 20 U.S. FTA partners purchased 48.3% ($659.49 billion) of U.S. manufactured goods exports in 2019 – 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.