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 1,000 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)
(Percent share of total gross state product)
Manufacturing Firms in District of Columbia (2017)

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)

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 ($billions, 2020)
(Percent share of total goods exports)
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia

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.