The Facts

  1. In 2016, the U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry generated $872 billion in sales revenue. Over the past three years, total industry sales have remained largely unchanged, declining by less than 1%.
  2. A&D business activity generated $41.7 billion in Federal tax revenue and $20.9 billion in state and local tax revenue. This represents a combined tax revenue of $62.6 billion in 2015, or about 1.7% of the total tax revenues received by the federal, state and local governments.
  3. The Commercial Aerospace segment of the A&D industry generated $303 billion in sales, while the Defense & National Security segment generated $147 billion.
  4. End-use manufacturers of A&D systems accounted for 52% of total sales while the industry’s supply chain accounted for the remaining 48% of sales.
  5. In addition to the sales generated by the industry’s commercial aerospace and defense and national security segments, U.S. A&D generated an additional $422 billion of sales from the industry’s supply chain, which includes $114 billion from firms providing services to manufacturers.

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