Ohio Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Ohio account for 16.12% of the total output in the state, employing 12.74% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $112.11 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 668 manufacturing employees in Ohio in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $78,108.27 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$112.11
(Percent share of total gross state product)
16.12%
Manufacturing Firms in Ohio (2017)
12,371

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
668
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
12.74%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$78,108.27
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$50,072.64

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

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Ohio Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Ohio’s economy, with $40.52 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $24.60 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 27.60% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89% percent of all exporters in Ohio.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$40.52
(Percent share of total goods exports)
89.96%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
227,769
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
27.60%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$24.60
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
60.71%
Canada
41.27%
Mexico
11.81%
China
5.98%
Brazil
4.53%
Japan
3.55%

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.