The Importance of U.S. Manufacturing

The 2012 Edition in PDF

The Facts About Modern Manufacturing, produced jointly by MAPI, The Manufacturing Institute, and the National Association of Manufacturers, is a collection of the key facts and figures that define the state of the U.S. manufacturing industry.

This edition of The Facts About Modern Manufacturing (PDF) was published in November 2012 and provides 65 figures showing the importance of the manufacturing sector and the challenges that our industry faces. For updated figures, please reference the charts by subject or topic on this website.


Manufacturing Institute

Making Manufacturing Strong Through Education, Innovation and Research

The Manufacturing Institute is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States. We are affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers and can best be described as part think tank, part solutions center.


Thought Leader and Solution Provider for Manufacturers

The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) is a member organization focused on building strong leadership within manufacturing, and driving the growth, profitability, and stature of global manufacturers. MAPI contributes to the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

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