Value of shipments and cost of materials for manufacturing subsectors in the United States ranged from $4.0 billion to $827.1 billion and $1.9 billion to $542.6 billion in 2020. Among all subsectors in the manufacturing sector, Food Manufacturing, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) subsector 311, had one of the two largest values of shipments at $827.1 billion and the second largest cost of materials totaling $502.6 billion.1
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, NAICS subsector 336, accounted for the other largest value of shipments at $821.4 billion and the largest cost of materials at $542.6 billion. Chemical Manufacturing, NAICS subsector 325, had the third highest amount of value of shipments and cost of materials at $696.0 billion and $297.4 billion, respectively.
Across all manufacturing subsectors, Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing, NAICS subsector 316, had the smallest value of shipments at $4.0 billion and cost of materials at $1.9 billion. The second lowest value of shipments and cost of materials was in Apparel Manufacturing, NAICS subsector 315, at $8.4 billion and $3.7 billion, respectively. Textile Product Mills, NAICS subsector 314, ranked the third lowest in value of shipments at $21.3 billion and cost of materials at $10.6 billion.