Tennessee Manufacturing Facts
Manufacturers in Tennessee account for 15.32% of the total output in the state, employing 11.47% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $56.01 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 357,000 manufacturing employees in Tennessee in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $70,521.26 in 2018.
Tennessee Export Facts
Manufacturers help to drive Tennessee’s economy, with $29.54 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $15.00 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 22.80% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 83.00% percent of all exporters in Tennessee.
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.