Cost of Corrosion – Production & Manufacturing

The production and manufacturing category includes industries that produce and manufacture products of crucial importance to the economy and the standard of living in the United States. These include gasoline products, mining, petroleum refining various chemical and pharmaceutical products, paper, and agricultural and food products. The annual cost of corrosion in the production and manufacturing category is $17.6 billion, which is 12.8 percent of the total cost of the sector categories examined in this study.

The production and manufacturing category is divided into the following industry sectors: (1) oil and gas exploration and production, (2) mining, (3) petroleum refining, (4) chemical petrochemical, and pharmaceutical, (5) pulp and paper, (6) agricultural production, (7) food processing, (8) electronics, and (9) home appliances.