Oregon recorded goods exports totaling $10.3 billion in 1995, up 55 percent ($3.6 billion) from 1993. During 1995, Oregon was the 17th largest state exporter of goods.
Oregonís jobs supported by goods exports grew an estimated 41 percent (38,149 jobs) since 1993. Export-related jobs pay 13 to 16 percent higher than the national average.
In 1991, the latest year available, Oregon exports accounted for 23.1 percent of its manufacturing output and represented 20.9 percent of its total manufacturing employment.
Oregonís exports of manufactured products were up by 61 percent between 1993 and 1995 (from $4.2 billion in 1993 to $6.8 billion in 1995).
The five largest manufacturing sectors in terms of Oregonís exports were: Industrial Machinery and Computers ($2.1 billion of exports in 1995), Electronic and Electric Equipment($1.6 billion), Lumber and Wood Products ($761.3 million), Scientific and Measuring Instruments ($564.9 million), and Transportation Equipment ($474.6 million). These five sectors accounted for 53 percent of the stateís total exports in 1995.
Among Oregon's fastest growing manufactured exports (in millions) were:
|Electronic and Electric Equipment||$664.0||$1,554.8||134%|
|Industrial Machinery and Computers||$1,0048.2||$2,116.2||95%|
|Primary Metal Industries||$95.4||$177.0||86%|
Oregon is the countryís 25th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $571 million in agricultural exports abroad or 1.3% of the U.S. total in 1994 (latest year available for Department of Agriculture state export data). The largest export categories, wheat and vegetables, accounted for over half of Oregonís agricultural exports in 1994. Given the 22 percent increase in total U.S. agriculture exports in 1995, agriculture exports from Oregon in 1995 will likely range between $650 million and $750 million.
Total exports from Oregon to NAFTA countries increased by 17 percent between 1993 (pre-NAFTA) and 1995 (from $1.1 billion in 1993 to $1.3 billion in 1995). During 1995, Canada was Oregonís second largest export market, while Mexico was Oregonís 18th largest export market. Exports to Canada were up by 16 percent ($190.2 million), from $985.9 million in 1993 to $1.2 billion in 1995. Oregonís exports to Mexico were up by 0.3 percent ($0.3 million), from $114.1 million in 1993 to $114.4 million in 1995.
During 1995, Japan was Oregonís largest export market. Total exports from Oregon to Japan were up 29 percent ($521.0 million), from $1.3 billion in 1993 to $1.8 billion in 1995.
Total exports from Oregon to the European Union were up 59 percent ($667.3 million), from $1.1 billion in 1993 to $1.8 billion in 1995.