2020 District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in 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 District of Columbia in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $70,945.68 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$0.30
(Percent share of total gross area product)
0.22%
Manufacturing Firms in District of Columbia (2017)
115

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
1,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
0.17%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$70,945.68
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$85,233.61

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

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District of Columbia Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive District of Columbia’s economy, with $3.19 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $0.19 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$3.19
(Percent share of total goods exports)
86.72%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
140.80%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
5,638
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
N/A
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
N/A
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$0.19
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
5.94%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$1.81
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
0.57%
Qatar
58.71%
United Arab Emirates
11.01%
Kuwait
8.54%
United Kingdom
7.19%
Egypt
4.65%

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.