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Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2020



Douglas Thomas


This report provides a statistical review of the U.S. manufacturing industry. There are three aspects of U.S. manufacturing that are considered: (1) how the U.S. industry compares to other countries, (2) the trends in the domestic industry, and (3) the industry trends compared to those in other countries. The U.S. remains a major manufacturing nation; however, other countries are rising rapidly. U.S. manufacturing was significantly impacted by the previous recession and has only recently returned to pre-recession levels of production and still remains below pre-recession employment levels.
Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS) - 100-37
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manufacturing, statistics, value added, employment, economics, industry


Thomas, D. (2020), Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2020, Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created October 27, 2020, Updated June 23, 2021