2020 Ohio Manufacturing Facts

Ohio Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Ohio account for 16.60% of the total output in the state, employing 12.56% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $112.24 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 703,000 manufacturing employees in Ohio in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $76,730.05 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$112.24
(Percent share of total gross state product)
16.60%
Manufacturing Firms in Ohio (2017)
12,371

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
703,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
12.56%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$76,730.05
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$48,684.70

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

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Ohio Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Ohio’s economy, with $49.00 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $31.05 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 27.60% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89% percent of all exporters in Ohio.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$49.00
(Percent share of total goods exports)
92.47%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
23.69%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
227,769
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
27.60%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$31.05
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
63.36%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$26.55
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
54.19%
Canada
40.76%
Mexico
13.42%
China
5.14%
Brazil
3.95%
United Kingdom
3.86%

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.