Georgia Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Georgia account for 9.85% of the total output in the state, employing 8.54% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $61.61 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 389 manufacturing employees in Georgia in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $70,497.89 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$61.61
(Percent share of total gross state product)
9.85%
Manufacturing Firms in Georgia (2017)
6,603

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
389
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.54%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$70,497.89
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$48,652.45

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

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Georgia Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Georgia’s economy, with $34.76 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $13.18 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 21.30% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89.00% percent of all exporters in Georgia.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$34.76
(Percent share of total goods exports)
89.63%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
169,170
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
21.30%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$13.18
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
37.90%
Canada
14.09%
Germany
11.53%
Mexico
8.40%
China
8.13%
Singapore
5.19%

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.