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Manufacturing Sector

  • ID: 1052514
  • March 2015
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry manufacture a wide variety of goods; major product groups include food and beverages, chemicals, transportation equipment, and computers and electronics. Major companies include Boeing, Caterpillar, DuPont, Ford, GE, GM, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, and Tyson Foods (all based in the US); Nestlé (Switzerland), Sanofi (France), Siemens (Germany), and Toyota Motor (Japan).

The global manufacturing industry generates more than $10 trillion in annual revenue. Top manufacturing countries include the US, Japan, China, Germany, Italy, and the UK. Leading exporting countries include China, the US, Germany, Japan, and France.

The US manufacturing sector consists of about 300,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual sales of about $5.8 trillion. Leading growth drivers include rapid industrialization in the developing world, along with the use of technology to improve products and supply chains.


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