North Carolina Manufacturing Facts
Manufacturers in North Carolina account for 17.09% of the total output in the state, employing 10.36% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $102.34 billion in 2021. In addition, there were an average of 474,000 manufacturing employees in North Carolina in December 2021, with an average annual compensation of $79,519.52 in 2021.
Employment and Compensation
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
North Carolina Export Facts
Manufacturers help to drive the North Carolina economy, with $31.62 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2021.
Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau
Additional Trade Facts
- The 20 U.S. FTA partners purchased 49.38% ($690.92 billion) of U.S. manufactured goods exports in 2021 – 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.