Hawaii Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Hawaii account for 1.73% of the total output in the state, employing 1.93% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $1.66 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 11 manufacturing employees in Hawaii in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $47,687.76 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$1.66
(Percent share of total gross state product)
1.73%
Manufacturing Firms in Hawaii (2017)
747

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
11
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
1.93%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$47,687.76
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$46,042.89

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

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Hawaii Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Hawaii’s economy, with $0.18 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $0.08 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 4.70% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 87.00% percent of all exporters in Hawaii.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$0.18
(Percent share of total goods exports)
55.30%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
2,651
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
4.70%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
87.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$0.08
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
44.97%
Australia
28.37%
Japan
22.22%
Hong Kong
12.25%
South Korea
7.52%
Canada
3.50%

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.