United States Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in United States account for 10.94% of the total output in the state, employing 8.58% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $2,345.85 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 12,182 manufacturing employees in United States in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $83,369.69 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$2,345.85
(Percent share of total gross state product)
10.94%
Manufacturing Firms in United States (2017)
248,039

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
12,182
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.58%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$83,369.69
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$52,859.92

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

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United States Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive United States’s economy, with 1171.367 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, 558.9639 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and N/A of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 96.60% percent of all exporters in United States.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
1171.367
(Percent share of total goods exports)
81.83%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
N/A
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
N/A
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
96.60%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
558.9639
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
47.72%
Canada
18.77%
Mexico
16.14%
China
7.61%
Germany
4.30%
Japan
4.16%

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.