Oregon Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Oregon account for 13.55% of the total output in the state, employing 10.10% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $34.38 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 182 manufacturing employees in Oregon in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $82,735.97 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$34.38
(Percent share of total gross state product)
13.55%
Manufacturing Firms in Oregon (2017)
5,195

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
182
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
10.10%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$82,735.97
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$50,008.69

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 $22.61 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $5.15 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, 2020)
$22.61
(Percent share of total goods exports)
90.51%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
82,277
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
22.00%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
89%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$5.15
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
22.79%
China
40.75%
Canada
11.03%
Viet Nam
6.11%
Malaysia
5.93%
South Korea
4.83%

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.