2020 Kansas Manufacturing Facts

Kansas Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Kansas account for 16.30% of the total output in the state, employing 11.69% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $27.23 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 167,000 manufacturing employees in Kansas in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $74,050.83 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$27.23
(Percent share of total gross state product)
16.30%
Manufacturing Firms in Kansas (2017)
2,507

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
167,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
11.69%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$74,050.83
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$44,443.67

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 $9.38 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $4.28 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, 2019)
$9.38
(Percent share of total goods exports)
80.75%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
7.30%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
43,166
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
24.80%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
83.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$4.28
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
45.65%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$3.07
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
32.71%
Canada
19.50%
Mexico
13.21%
Japan
9.42%
Germany
5.24%
United Kingdom
4.81%

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

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Additional Trade Facts

  • The 20 U.S. FTA partners purchased 48.3% ($659.49 billion) of U.S. manufactured goods exports in 2019 – 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.