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US manufacturing compared to other countries

Graham Immerman
July 18, 2018

We know U.S. manufacturing has been on the rise - but how are we doing compared to other countries? "Manufacturing constitutes 27 percent of China’s overall national output, which accounts for 20 percent of the world’s manufacturing output. In the United States, it represents 12 percent of the nation’s output and 18 percent of the world’s capacity." We were ranked third in overall manufacturing environment after the UK and Switzerland. 

Global manufacturing scorecard: How the US compares to 18 other nationsSource: http://www.brookings.edu

Manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence in the United States. After years of falling output and a diminishing percentage of the labor force, the last few years have seen renewed growth. According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the catalysts for this revival include factors such as the strengthening economy, workforce quality, tax policies, the regulatory environment, and transportation and energy costs. Read More

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