2019 Oregon Manufacturing Facts

Oregon Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Oregon account for 19.97% of the total output in the state, employing 10.21% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $47.18 billion in 2017. In addition, there were an average of 195.03 thousand manufacturing employees in Oregon in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $78,006.62 in 2017.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2017)
$47.18
(Percent share of total gross state product)
19.97%
Manufacturing Firms in Oregon (2016)
5,174

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2018)
195.03
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
10.21%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2017)
$78,006.62
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2017)
$47,026.04

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

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Oregon Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Oregon’s economy, with $19.71 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2018. That same year, $6.31 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 22.00% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 89% percent of all exporters in Oregon.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2018)
$19.71
(Percent share of total goods exports)
88.40%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2018)
32.97%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
82,277
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
22.00%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2018)
$6.31
(Percent of total exports, 2018)
32.04%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (NAFTA, 2018)
$3.43
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2018)
59.57%
China
21.88%
Canada
15.21%
Japan
8.07%
Malaysia
7.39%
South Korea
7.02%

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.