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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Operations Specialties Managers 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Computer Occupations 5%
Software Developers and Programmers 9%
Software Developers, Applications 9%
Software Developers, Systems Software 14%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5%
Engineers 7%
Aerospace Engineers 6%
Aerospace Engineers 6%
Computer Hardware Engineers 8%
Computer Hardware Engineers 8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineers 6%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 7%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 6%
Construction Trades Workers 5%
Carpenters 5%
Carpenters 5%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 9%
Production Occupations 58%
Supervisors of Production Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 6%
Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 7%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 7%
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers 6%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 9%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 9%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 9%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 6%
Team Assemblers 6%
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 7%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 39%
Computer Control Programmers and Operators 10%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 9%
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Machinists 9%
Machinists 9%
Metal Furnace Operators, Tenders, Pourers, and Casters 7%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 6%
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Tool and Die Makers 5%
Tool and Die Makers 5%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6%
Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 20%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 8%
Sewing Machine Operators 6%
Sewing Machine Operators 6%
Miscellaneous Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 6%
Upholsterers 6%
Woodworkers 26%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 17%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 17%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 5%
Other Production Occupations 11%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 5%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 5%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 21%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 21%
Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 8%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 9%
Painting Workers 12%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 12%
Semiconductor Processors 6%
Semiconductor Processors 6%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 7%
Helpers--Production Workers 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Latest Industry News

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  • American Casting & Manufacturing Recognizes Dedicated Employee, Al Micucci - PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cable seals manufacturer, American Casting and Manufacturing, recognizes Plant Manager, Al Micucci, for his hard work and dedication. Company success can be traced back to dependable, hardworking employees. (01/11/2018)
  • Manufacturing jobs go begging - Manufacturing has grown up. It may not be the sexiest career choice, but gone are the days when you came home from the factory floor covered in dirt and sweat, clamoring for a cold beer and a coffee table to put your feet on. With technological advances ... (01/11/2018)
  • What lies behind the recovery in British manufacturing - The recovery in Britain’s manufacturing sector, which is now enjoying the longest stretch of monthly expansion for two decades, has been driven by stronger global demand and rising commodity prices more than by a weak pound. An analysis of UK ... (01/11/2018)
  • Manufacturing Jobs ‘Roaring Back’? - Vice President Mike Pence touted the latest jobs report as proof that “manufacturing is roaring back.” The previous administration made a similar claim, but experts then and now said it’s premature to declare a manufacturing renaissance. The economy ... (01/11/2018)
  • The history of how the Internet of Things has radically changed manufacturing - The Internet of Things is increasingly important to manufacturing and other industries. There's a long history of sophisticated computer and communications technology being used in factories. As technology continues to improve, that trend will continue to ... (01/11/2018)
  • Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for new U.S. auto manufacturing plant - Investment to reach $1.6 billion for facility that will employ up to 4,000, open in 2021 MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined Mazda (TYO:MZDAF) and Toyota (TM) leaders today to ... (01/10/2018)
  • The Cable - U.S. Treasuries, U.K. Manufacturing & Bonds - Host Jonathan Ferro spoke with Richard Jones, FX and Rates Strategist, and Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, about U.S. treasuries and U.K. manufacturing. Jonathan also spoke with Luke Kawa, Cross-asset reporter at ... (01/10/2018)
  • Berks County's largest employer East Penn Manufacturing names new CEO - East Penn Manufacturing Co. said Monday that Chris Pruitt has been promoted to the position of CEO and president, replacing Dan Langdon, who retired. The move at the Berks County-based battery maker became effective Jan. 1. Pruitt has been with East Penn ... (01/10/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $140,666,537,332 on Manufacturing. It has awarded 550,663 contracts to 58,445 companies, with an average value of $2,406,819 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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