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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

Country 2019 Exports 1-Year Growth 10-Year Growth Percent/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 Machinery 11%$711 million
Aircraft, Spacecraft and Parts11%$664 million
Chemical Products7%$430 million
Optic, Photo, Medical or Surgical Instruments6%$360 million
Vehicles 4%$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

Country Business Establishments in Oklahoma Employment in Oklahoma
Canada 713,756
United Kingdom 644,352
Japan 633,139
Germany 552,905
France 495,765
Switzerland 362,606
Ireland 205,448
Australia 181,188
Sweden 174,270
Mexico 166,846
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