Idaho Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Idaho account for 10.84% of the total output in the state, employing 9.15% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $9.07 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 71 manufacturing employees in Idaho in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $71,952.29 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$9.07
(Percent share of total gross state product)
10.84%
Manufacturing Firms in Idaho (2017)
1,783

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
71
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
9.15%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$71,952.29
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$39,725.49

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

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Idaho Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Idaho’s economy, with $2.75 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $1.58 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 18.00% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 84.00% percent of all exporters in Idaho.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$2.75
(Percent share of total goods exports)
80.78%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
17,710
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
18.00%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
84.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$1.58
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
57.49%
Canada
35.03%
Taiwan
12.08%
Singapore
10.30%
Mexico
5.36%
Japan
5.27%

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.