Home products infographic: Shipments & employment figures
September 24, 2021 | 2:14 pm CDT

Who's manufacturing the kitchen cabinetry, furniture, windows and doors, paint and other products in your house and how much are the shipments worth?

An interactive infographic by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the value of shipments and employment figures for various industries related to home products. The Housing-Related Manufacturing in America data is culled from the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).

Click on the image to access the interactive graphic from the U.S. Census Bureau.

US Census Bureau


Users can select the "Value of shipments" tab or "Employment" tab and hover the cursor over the orange or green dot respectively to see the data. The ASM estimated total value of wood kitchen cabinet and countertop shipments (orange dot) was $15.2 billion in 2018, compared to $14.2 billion in 2019. The manufacturing employment figure for the industry was at 97,981 in 2018, before dropping to 89,719 in 2019.

The infographic serves as a lead-in to Oct. 1 Manufacturing Day.

More information on housing-related manufacturing can be found at the Census Bureau.

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com