2020 Oregon Manufacturing Facts

Oregon Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Oregon account for 14.58% of the total output in the state, employing 10.35% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $34.80 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 201,000 manufacturing employees in Oregon in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $80,799.22 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$34.80
(Percent share of total gross state product)
14.58%
Manufacturing Firms in Oregon (2017)
5,195

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
201,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
10.35%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$80,799.22
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$48,054.33

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 $21.59 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $5.97 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, 2019)
$21.59
(Percent share of total goods exports)
91.77%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
45.68%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
82,277
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
22.00%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$5.97
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
27.63%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$3.62
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
16.76%
China
32.49%
Canada
14.47%
Malaysia
6.08%
Japan
5.74%
Vietnam
5.36%

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.