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Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2022



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. Manufacturing in the U.S. was significantly impacted by the pandemic of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although U.S. manufacturing performs well in many respects, there are opportunities for advancing competitiveness. This will require strategic placement of resources to ensure that U.S. investments have the highest return possible.
Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS) - 100-49
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manufacturing, statistics, value added, competitiveness


Thomas, D. (2022), Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2022, Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created October 20, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022