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The Facts

  1. The U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry generated a record $146 billion worth of exports in 2016. Over the past five years, A&D exports have grown by 52% or from $96 billion in 2011 to $146 billion in 2016.
  2. A&D accounted for 10% of all U.S. exports in domestic goods and is the nation’s 2nd largest exporting industry.
  3. A&D is the nation’s leading net exporting industry and generated a record trade surplus of 90 billion in 2016.
  4. Exports of supply chain products including engines, components and parts, accounted for 56% or $80 billion of total U.S. A&D exports in 2015.
  5. The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of A&D products and accounted for 34% of global A&D exports, up 4% since 2010.

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