For over a century, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has served as the premier advocate and convener of choice for America’s aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. From the trials of world wars to the pressures of the Space Race, and now, the current COVID-19 crisis, the A&D industry has met countless challenges head on and persevered.

AIA is proud to publish its annual ‘Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense’ report, which has traditionally served as a year-in-review for industry statistics. This year’s installment not only provides a snapshot of our industry as it stood at the end of 2019, but also considers the impact of the pandemic on our industry in the first half of 2020.

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Economic Output


  • A&D Exports Exceeded $148 Billion

    Through global trade with partners and allies, the industry helps bolster U.S. relationships and economic leadership, with more than $148 billion in global exports in 2019.

  • The Industry's Top Trade Partners

    The biggest export destinations for American A&D products were France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, while the biggest sources of U.S. A&D imports were France, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  • A Positive Industry Trade Balance of $79 billion

    The value of U.S. A&D exports once again greatly outnumbered the industry’s imports, posting a positive trade balance of over $79 billion.

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