Oklahoma Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Oklahoma account for 9.38% of the total output in the state, employing 7.82% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $18.94 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 127 manufacturing employees in Oklahoma in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $72,681.18 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$18.94
(Percent share of total gross state product)
9.38%
Manufacturing Firms in Oklahoma (2017)
3,034

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
127
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
7.82%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$72,681.18
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$42,562.29

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

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Oklahoma Export Facts

Manufacturers help to drive Oklahoma’s economy, with $5.06 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $2.42 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 19.50% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 85.00% percent of all exporters in Oklahoma.

Manufacturing Exports

Manufactured Goods Exports ($billions, 2020)
$5.06
(Percent share of total goods exports)
94.03%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
24,478
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
19.50%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
85.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$2.42
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
47.95%
Canada
28.16%
Germany
9.13%
Mexico
7.81%
Japan
4.88%
Netherlands
4.33%

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.