The U.S. aerospace and defense industry generated a $90 billion trade surplus in 2016, the largest of any industry, according to the Aerospace Industries Association. The industry shipped a record $146 billion of exports, up 52% over the past five years. Aerospace and defense exports account for 10% of all U.S. exports of goods and generate 1.7 million U.S. jobs and another 1.1 million indirect jobs. 


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