Texas Manufacturing Facts

Manufacturers in Texas account for 13.07% of the total output in the state, employing 7.04% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $241.00 billion in 2019. In addition, there were an average of 881 manufacturing employees in Texas in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $90,098.75 in 2019.

Manufacturing Output and Firms

Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2019)
$241.00
(Percent share of total gross state product)
13.07%
Manufacturing Firms in Texas (2017)
17,522

Employment and Compensation

Manufacturing Employment (2020)
881
(Percent share of nonfarm employment)
7.04%
Average Annual Compensation (Manufacturing, 2019)
$90,098.75
(Nonfarm Businesses, 2019)
$50,661.56

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 $203.49 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $126.72 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, 2020)
$203.49
(Percent share of total goods exports)
72.86%
U.S. Jobs Supported by Goods Exports (2016)
865,745
Employment from Manufacturing Exports (Export share of manufacturing jobs, 2011)
26.10%
Small Business Share of Total Exporters (2015)
93.00%
Manufactured Goods to Free Trade Agreement Partners ($billions, 2020)
$126.72
(Percent of total exports, 2020)
62.27%
Mexico
40.23%
Canada
7.80%
China
4.57%
Brazil
4.33%
South Korea
3.76%

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.