Oklahoma’s manufactured goods are in demand across the world, from Japan to Mexico. The state exported a total of $6.8 billion worth of goods in 2022, which helped support more than 436,000 Oklahoma jobs.

Job Creation

  • In Oklahoma, 436,300 jobs were supported by international trade in 2019, representing 18.7% of all jobs in the state.1,2
  • In 2020, 2,996 companies exported goods from Oklahoma of which 84% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, 61,300 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.3,4

Exports and Growth

  • Oklahoma exported $6.2 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2021, a 15% increase compared to 2020 driven by continued economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.5
    • Canada ($2 billion)
    • Mexico ($795 million)
    • Germany ($577 million)
    • China ($412 million)
    • Netherlands ($302 million)
  • Agricultural exports are important to Oklahoma's' economy, totaling $2.2 billion in 2020, according to the USDA.6
  • Since 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $581 million in exports from 56 companies in Oklahoma.7
  • Since 1992, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has helped facilitate $63 million in exports from Oklahoma companies.9

Education and Research

  • During 2020, 6,125 international students were enrolled in Oklahoma colleges and universities and contributed $166 million to the Oklahoma economy.10

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 1,416 Peace Corps volunteers from Oklahoma have served in dozens of countries overseas.11