U.S. Manufacturing Is the World's Eighth-Largest Economy
Industry Multiplier Effects
Manufacturing Companies by Number of Employees
Manufacturing Sectors by Employment
Manufacturing Sectors by Output
Number of Jobs in Manufacturing in the U.S.
Number of Jobs Supported by Manufacturing in Other Sectors
Change in Manufacturing Jobs by State since 2009
Change in Manufacturing Jobs by Region since 1996
Manufacturing as a Percentage of State Economies
Manufacturing Sector Size in Selected Countries
Manufacturing's Impact on Living Standards
Manufacturing's Impact on Productivity
Where Manufacturing Goods are used in the U.S. Economy
Manufacturing Sector Profitability
In 2012, manufacturers generated $2.03 trillion worth of value-added. In the 20 years ending in 2012, manufacturing output increased more than 83 percent. The U.S. manufacturing sector is so huge that if it were its own country, it would rank as the eighth-largest world economy. The United States produces the most goods and services overall as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), and is far ahead of second-place China. Other countries, such as Japan and Germany, showed less growth buoyancy over the past decade compared with the United States. On the other hand, emerging economies such as Brazil, India, and Mexico grew very quickly and are catching up with the developed world. Still, American manufacturers account for a larger volume of production than the entire GDP of Russia, India, Canada, or Korea.