2020 Florida Manufacturing Facts

Florida Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Florida account for 5.39% of the total output in the state, employing 4.24% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $55.89 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 382,000 manufacturing employees in Florida in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $71,579.53 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$55.89
(Percent share of total gross state product)
5.39%
Manufacturing Firms in Florida (2017)
12,557

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
382,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
4.24%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$71,579.53
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$42,893.44

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

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Florida Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Florida’s economy, with $51.38 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $20.71 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 18.30% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 95.00% percent of all exporters in Florida.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$51.38
(Percent share of total goods exports)
91.63%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
8.92%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
219,749
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
18.30%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
95.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$20.71
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
40.30%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$6.83
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
13.30%
Brazil
8.69%
Canada
7.08%
Mexico
6.22%
Colombia
4.19%
Chile
3.80%

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.