Utah Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Utah account for 11.59% of the total output in the state, employing 8.95% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $25.21 billion in 2021. In addition, there were an average of 146,000 manufacturing employees in Utah in December 2021, with an average annual compensation of $78,164.39 in 2021.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2021)
$25.21
(Percent share of total gross state product)
11.59%
Manufacturing Firms in Utah (2019)
3,245

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (December 2021)
146,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.95%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2021)
$78,164.39
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2021)
$54,270.72

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

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Utah Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive the Utah economy, with $17.36 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2021.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2021)
$17.36
Top 5 Export Markets (total percentage 2021)
72.10%
United Kingdom
49.16%
Canada
8.56%
Mexico
6.08%
China
4.64%
Japan
3.66%

Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau

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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.