MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ECONOMY

MANUFACTURING


[photo, General Motors (GM) Plant, White Marsh (Baltimore County), Maryland] Employing about 103,330 people, 3,740 manufacturing firms conduct their operations in Maryland.

In 2017, Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of alcoholic beverages, announced its plan to build a Guinness brewery and taproom in Relay, Baltimore County. This facility would be the company's sole brewery in the United States.

General Motors (GM) Plant, White Marsh (Baltimore County), Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the highest employment in 2016 was in the computer and electronic products industry (17,600 jobs), the food manufacturing industry (15,100 jobs), and chemical manufacturing (11,500 jobs). The total of wages paid by Maryland manufacturers in 2016 was $7.63 billion with an average salary of $73,840. In 2015, the total value of shipments of manufactured goods was $40.2 billion.

In 2016, manufacturing provided $20.6 billion to Maryland's gross domestic product, down from $20.7 billion in 2015.

In 2015, Maryland manufacturing was led by chemical manufactures ($6.7 billion), computer and electronic product manufactures ($4.3 billion), food, beverage and tobacco manufactures ($2.9 billion), and fabricated metal products ($818 million).


MOST IMPORTANT MANUFACTURES

2015
Computer & electronic products $4,270,000,000
Chemicals $6,729,000,000
Food, beverage & tobacco products $2,898,000,000
Fabricated metal products $818,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $817,000,000
Printing and related support activities $616,000,000
Machinery $756,000,000


2012 2013 2014
Computer & electronic products $4,098,000,000 $4,482,000,000 $4,391,000,000
Chemicals $4,895,000,000 $5,310,000,000 $5,362,000,000
Food, beverage & tobacco products $3,022,000,000 $3,144,000,000 $3,455,000,000
Fabricated metal products $802,000,000 $787,000,000 $819,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $1,010,000,000 $1,026,000,000 $825,000,000
Printing and related support activities $703,000,000 $708,000,000 $639,000,000
Machinery $724,000,000 $712,000,000 $743,000,000


2009 2010 2011
Computer & electronic products $4,068,000,000 $4,078,000,000 $4,097,000,000
Chemicals $4,847,000,000 $5,892,000,000 $5,964,000,000
Food, beverage & tobacco products $3,471,000,000 $3,195,000,000 $2,751,000,000
Fabricated metal products $982,000,000 $888,000,000 $773,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $851,000,000 $804,000,000 $845,000,000
Printing and related support activities $737,000,000 $636,000,000 $611,000,000
Machinery $648,000,000 $729,000,000 $821,000,000


2006 2007 2008
Computer & electronic products $2,422,000,000 $2,916,000,000 $3,883,000,000
Food products* $2,739,000,000 $2,992,000,000 $3,184,000,000
Chemicals $3,247,000,000 $3,898,000,000 $3,376,000,000
Fabricated metal products $931,000,000 $998,000,000 $1,086,000,000
Printing and related support activities $1,065,000,000 $1,131,000,000 $1,007,000,000
Machinery $1,048,000,000 $817,000,000 $709,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $769,000,000 $633,000,000 $581,000,000

*(in 2007, the classification for food products was redesignated as Food and beverage and tobacco products)

2003 2004 2005
Chemicals $2,687,000,000 $2,965,000,000 $2,611,000,000
Food products $2,110,000,000 $2,281,000,000 $2,370,000,000
Computer & electronic products $2,326,000,000 $2,514,000,000 $2,515,000,000
Printing and related support activities $923,000,000 $870,000,000 $1,000,000,000
Fabricated metal products $865,000,000 $849,000,000 $952,000,000
Machinery $894,000,000 $1,057,000,000 $770,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $733,000,000 $777,000,000 $750,000,000


2000 2001 2002
Chemicals $2,909,000,000 $3,640,000,000 $3,063,000,000
Food products $2,051,000,000 $2,202,000,000 $2,409,000,000
Computer & electronic products $1,488,000,000 $1,708,000,000 $1,990,000,000
Machinery $899,000,000 $958,000,000 $1,195,000,000
Printing and related support activities $ 939 ,000,000 $975,000,000 $975,000,000
Fabricated metal products $920,000,000 $902,000,000 $824,000,000
Plastics & rubber products $672,000,000 $668,000,000 $778,000,000


1997 1998 1999
Chemicals $2,000,000,000 $2,319,000,000 $2,788,000,000
Food products $2,135,000,000 $1,793,000,000 $2,150,000,000
Computer & electronic products $2,351,000,000 $2,278,000,000 $1,833,000,000
Printing and related support activities $823,000,000 $885,000,000 $970,000,000
Machinery $966,000,000 $1,045,000,000 $1,092,000,000
Fabricated metal products $850,000,000 $892,000,000 $832,000,000
Primary metals $1,063,000,000 $918,000,000 $735,000,000


1996
Food & kindred products $2,728,700,000
Chemicals & allied products $2,360,800,000
Printing & publishing $2,175,600,000
Primary metal industries $1,465,700,000
Industrial machinery & equipment $1,429,700,000
Instruments & related products $1,266,600,000
Electric, electronic equipment $1,142,400,000

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis

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