Wyoming Exports & Foreign Investment


In 2023, Wyoming exported a record $2.1 billion of goods to the world.  In 2021, exports from Wyoming supported an estimated 5 thousand jobs.


Exports from Wyoming and Jobs

  • Wyoming was the 48th largest state exporter of goods in 2023.
  • In 2023, Wyoming goods exports were $2.1 billion, an increase of 59 percent ($792 million) from its export level in 2013 (latest data available).
  • Goods exports accounted for 4.3 percent of Wyoming GDP in 2023 (latest data available).
  • Wyoming goods exports in 2021 (latest data available) supported an estimated 5 thousand jobs. Nationally, jobs supported by goods exports pay up to an estimated 18 percent above the national average.

Manufacturing Exports from Wyoming and Jobs

  • In 2023, Wyoming exported $2.0 billion of manufactured products.
  • Wyoming exports of manufactured products supported an estimated 4 thousand jobs in 2021 (latest data available).
  • The state's largest manufacturing export category is chemicals, which accounted for $1.7 billion of Wyoming's total goods exports in 2023.
  • Other top manufacturing exports are machinery, except electrical ($114 million), petroleum and coal products ($85 million), fabricated metal products, not elsewhere specified ($39 million), and nonmetallic mineral products ($23 million).


Exports Sustain Thousands of Wyoming Businesses many of which are SMEs

  • A total of 522 companies exported from Wyoming locations in 2022 (latest data available). Of those, 432 (83 percent) were small and medium sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.
  •  Small and medium-sized firms generated 68.6 percent of Wyoming's total exports of goods in 2022.


Wyoming Depends on World Markets

  • The state’s largest market was Canada. Wyoming exported $380 million in goods to Canada in 2023, representing 18 percent of the state’s total goods exports.
  • Canada was followed by Chile ($263 million), Brazil ($221 million), Indonesia ($155 million), and Korea, South ($141 million).
  • Wyoming’s exports to major world areas included:


2023 Value


$1.6 billion


$838 million

European Union

$39 million

South/Central America and Caribbean

$696 million

Sub-Saharan Africa 

$2 million


  • 49 percent of Wyoming’s goods exports ($1.0 billion) in 2023 went to current FTA partners. 


Agriculture in Wyoming depends on Exports

  • Wyoming is the country’s 39th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $410 million in domestic agricultural exports abroad in 2022 (latest data available according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture).[1]
  • Top Agricultural exports were:


2022 Value

 2022 State Rank

beef and veal

$147 million


other livestock products

$61 million


other plant products

$53 million


feeds and other feed grains

$49 million



$29 million



International Investment Creates Jobs in Wyoming

  • In 2021 (latest data available), foreign-controlled companies employed 8,100 Wyoming workers. Major sources of foreign investment in Wyoming included the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan.
  • Foreign investment in Wyoming was responsible for 3.9 percent of the state's total private-industry employment in 2021.

Wyoming’s Major Metropolitan Areas Benefit from Exporting

In 2022 (latest data available), the following metropolitan areas in Wyoming recorded goods exports: Casper ($94.9 million), and Cheyenne ($54.9 million).

[1] Estimates of state exports of agricultural products by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and goods exports by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce are based on different methodologies and are not directly comparable.