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MANUFACTURING


In 1997, Maryland manufacturers shipped $36.7 billion in goods led by food manufactures ($5.9 billion), chemical manufactures ($4.9 billion), computer and electronic products ($4.8 billion), and transportation equipment ($4.2 billion). For the same period, the highest employment was in the computer and electronic products industry (24,525 jobs), printing and related activities (17,529 jobs), and the food manufacturing industry (17,479 jobs). Total annual payroll in 1997 by Maryland manufacturers was $5.8 billion paid to 163,992 workers.

MOST IMPORTANT MANUFACTURES, 1997
Food manufacturing $5,910,815,000
Chemical manufacturing $4,930,437,000
Computer & electronic product manufacturing $4,893,233,000
Transportation equipment manufacturing $4,184,414,000
Primary metal manufacturing $2,550,164,000
Machinery manufacturing $2,331,537,000
Fabricated metal product manufacturing $2,152,080,000
Printing & related support activities $2,040,414,000


MOST IMPORTANT MANUFACTURES, 1996
Food & kindred products $2,728,700,000
Chemicals & allied products $2,360,800,000
Printing & publishing $2,175,600,000
Primary metal industries $1,465,700,000
Industrial machinery & equipment $1,429,700,000
Instruments & related products $1,266,600,000
Electric, electronic equipment $1,142,400,000


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