2019 Oklahoma Manufacturing Facts

Oklahoma Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Oklahoma account for 8.95% of the total output in the state, employing 8.16% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $16.94 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 137.63 thousand manufacturing employees in Oklahoma in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $67,209.73 in 2017.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$16.94
(Percent share of total gross state product)
8.95%
Manufacturing Firms in Oklahoma (2016)
3,088

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
137.63
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
8.16%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
$67,209.73
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$39,921.86

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

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Oklahoma Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Oklahoma’s economy, with $5.64 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $2.92 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 19.50% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 85.00% percent of all exporters in Oklahoma.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$5.64
(Percent share of total goods exports)
92.44%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
17.29%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
24,478
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
19.50%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
85.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$2.92
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
51.84%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$2.30
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
60.33%
Canada
28.49%
Mexico
12.36%
Germany
10.29%
Japan
4.96%
Netherlands
4.23%

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.