2020 Missouri Manufacturing Facts

Missouri Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Missouri account for 12.82% of the total output in the state, employing 9.50% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $40.74 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 277,000 manufacturing employees in Missouri in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $72,838.03 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$40.74
(Percent share of total gross state product)
12.82%
Manufacturing Firms in Missouri (2017)
5,250

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
277,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
9.50%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$72,838.03
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$47,680.54

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

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Missouri Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Missouri’s economy, with $12.22 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $7.69 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 21.50% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 85.00% percent of all exporters in Missouri.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$12.22
(Percent share of total goods exports)
91.21%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
6.46%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
65,152
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
21.50%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
85.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$7.69
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
62.96%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$6.60
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
54.02%
Canada
38.68%
Mexico
15.33%
China
4.30%
Germany
3.65%
Japan
3.58%

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.