For over 100 years, the American aerospace and defense (A&D) industry has moved, connected, and secured the modern world. And in 2018, the industry continued to pave the way to what’s next, providing world-class products to partners and allies around the globe and developing new, cutting-edge technologies that will shape life for generations to come.
Our “2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense” analysis highlights an eight-year trend of sustained growth, culminating in 2018 sales exceeding $929 billion and a trade surplus of nearly $90 billion. This success was underpinned by innovative manufacturing and was felt across the supply chain, which grew to $459 billion in output – a four percent increase over the previous year. And none of this would have been possible without the more than 2.5 million people who make up the talented A&D workforce.
Explore our 2019 Facts & Figures report for more on A&D’s contributions to America’s economy, national security and innovation.