District of Columbia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in District of Columbia account for 0.21% of the total output in the area, employing 0.16% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $0.30 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 1 manufacturing employees in District of Columbia in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $67,683.84 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$0.30
(Percent share of total gross state product)
0.21%
Manufacturing Firms in District of Columbia (2017)
115

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
1
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
0.16%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$67,683.84
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$87,338.23

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 $2.35 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $0.10 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and N/A of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised N/A percent of all exporters in District of Columbia.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$2.35
(Percent share of total goods exports)
84.79%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
5,638
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
N/A
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
N/A
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$0.10
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
4.16%
Qatar
38.17%
United Arab Emirates
17.19%
United Kingdom
12.71%
Egypt
10.95%
Saudi Arabia
9.46%

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.