Maine Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Maine account for 9.46% of the total output in the state, employing 8.35% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $6.40 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 49 manufacturing employees in Maine in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $68,570.10 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$6.40
(Percent share of total gross state product)
9.46%
Manufacturing Firms in Maine (2017)
1,620

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
49
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.35%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$68,570.10
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$42,824.45

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

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Maine Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Maine’s economy, with $1.50 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $0.78 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 17.10% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 83.00% percent of all exporters in Maine.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$1.50
(Percent share of total goods exports)
64.32%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
9,396
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
17.10%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
83.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$0.78
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
51.79%
Canada
40.76%
Malaysia
6.00%
Netherlands
5.36%
China
4.13%
Philippines
4.02%

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.