Mississippi Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Mississippi account for 16.11% of the total output in the state, employing 12.80% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $18.68 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 146 manufacturing employees in Mississippi in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $63,226.12 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$18.68
(Percent share of total gross state product)
16.11%
Manufacturing Firms in Mississippi (2017)
1,894

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
146
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
12.80%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$63,226.12
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$36,234.57

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

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Mississippi Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Mississippi’s economy, with $9.00 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $5.33 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 13.60% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 77.00% percent of all exporters in Mississippi.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$9.00
(Percent share of total goods exports)
87.64%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
42,701
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
13.60%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
77.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$5.33
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
59.22%
Canada
22.77%
Mexico
13.43%
Panama
5.92%
China
5.07%
Belgium
4.45%

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.