2020 Texas Manufacturing Facts

Texas Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Texas account for 12.98% of the total output in the state, employing 7.09% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $230.45 billion in 2018. In addition, there were an average of 908,000 manufacturing employees in Texas in 2019, with an average annual compensation of $87,809.19 in 2018.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2018)
$230.45
(Percent share of total gross state product)
12.98%
Manufacturing Firms in Texas (2017)
17,522

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2019)
908,000
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
7.09%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2018)
$87,809.19
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2018)
$48,780.43

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

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Texas Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Texas’s economy, with $243.93 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. That same year, $155.71 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 26.10% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 93.00% percent of all exporters in Texas.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2019)
$243.93
(Percent share of total goods exports)
73.81%
Growth in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010–2019)
26.61%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
865,745
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
26.10%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
93.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2019)
$155.71
(Percent of total exports, 2019)
63.83%
Total Manufactured Goods Exports to Canada and Mexico (USMCA, 2019)
$121.43
Top Five Export Markets (Percent of total manufactured goods exports, 2019)
49.78%
Mexico
41.56%
Canada
8.22%
Brazil
4.76%
China
3.27%
South Korea
3.14%

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.