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Oklahoma’s Global Team offers trade and export assistance to Oklahoma companies looking to sell their products and services in the global marketplace and promotes the state to international companies looking to relocate or expand in the U.S.

Global Report 2019

Download our annual report on Oklahoma’s exports and foreign direct investment. 

Trade Report Highlights 2019

Oklahoma Exports Quick Facts

  • $6.12 billion in total exports from more than 3,000 Oklahoma exporters
  • Oklahoma exports have grown 0.23% during the past 12 months despite significant headwinds in trade, and 14% since 2010.
  • In 2019, 68% of total exports from Oklahoma were attributed to the top 9 countries.
  • Small- and medium-sized firms account for 84% of Oklahoma’s exporters.

Oklahoma’s Top Export Countries

Country2019 Exports1-Year Growth10-Year GrowthPercent/Share of Total Trade
Canada$1,570,691,273-5%-16%26%
Mexico$820,171,5375%93%13%
Germany$567,674,224-7%258%9%
Japan$286,030,392-3%-18%5%
Netherlands$258,068,4295%260%4%
China$212,663,4295%-13%3%
Singapore$207,958,48610%72%3%
United Kingdom$199,533,56327%72%3%
Australia$132,998,78537%19%2%
All others$1,866,750,050-1%-1%30%

Top Oklahoma Export Categories

CategoryPercentValue
Industrial Machinery (includes computers)31%$1.88 billion
Electric Machinery11%$711 million
Aircraft, Spacecraft and Parts11%$664 million
Chemical Products7%$430 million
Optic, Photo, Medical or Surgical Instruments6%$360 million
Vehicles4%$257 million
Investment Report Highlights 2019

Investment Quick Facts

  • Major sources of foreign investment in Oklahoma include Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Belgium and Italy.
  • The largest international employers in the state are companies headquartered in the France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • 39% of all FDI jobs in the state are in the manufacturing sector
  • In the past 5 years, Oklahoma’s FDI employment has increased 8% while the state’s overall private-sector employment has increased 3%.

Foreign Investment in Oklahoma

CountryBusiness Establishments in OklahomaEmployment in Oklahoma
Canada713,756
United Kingdom644,352
Japan633,139
Germany552,905
France495,765
Switzerland362,606
Ireland205,448
Australia181,188
Sweden174,270
Mexico166,846
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