2019 Kansas Manufacturing Facts

Kansas Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Kansas account for 16.00% of the total output in the state, employing 11.65% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $25.25 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 164.95 thousand manufacturing employees in Kansas in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $71,744.84 in 2017.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$25.25
(Percent share of total gross state product)
16.00%
Manufacturing Firms in Kansas (2016)
2,538

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
164.95
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
11.65%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
$71,744.84
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$43,009.91

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau

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Kansas Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Kansas’s economy, with $9.49 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $4.45 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 24.80% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 83.00% percent of all exporters in Kansas.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$9.49
(Percent share of total goods exports)
81.75%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
8.51%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
43,166
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
24.80%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
83.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$4.45
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
38.39%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$3.20
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
53.97%
Canada
19.62%
Mexico
14.13%
Japan
9.82%
United Kingdom
5.46%
Germany
4.94%

Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau

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Additional Trade Facts

  • The 20 U.S. FTA partners purchased nearly 49 percent ($679.46 billion) of U.S. manufactured goods exports in 2018 – even though these countries represent only six percent of the world’s population and 10 percent of GDP.
  • FTA countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea.