Samples of yttria-stabilized zirconia manufactured by the following fabrication procedures, were obtained from commercial sources: (i) hot isostatic pressing; (ii) tape casting; (iii) vacuum plasma spraying, and (iv) calendering. The ionic conductivities of these samples were measured by (a) impedance spectroscopy; (b) the four-point probe method; (c) the current-interruption technique, and (d) the van der Pauw technique. The tape-cast and hot pressed samples showed good and very reproducible conductivity values. The vacuum plasma sprayed samples showed an anisotropy in their conductivity, with the cross-plane value being several times lower than the in-plane value. A simple model based on the porous microstructure of these samples can explain this observation. Sintering of the plasma sprayed samples minimized the anisotropy and significantly improved their conductivity values. The calendered samples also showed a similar anisotropy in their conductivity data when they were inadequately sintered.