Wyoming Trade Facts​

  • In 2018, Wyoming exported $1.4 billion of Made-in-America goods to the world. In 2016, exports from Wyoming supported an estimated 5 thousand jobs.

Exports from Wyoming and Jobs

  • Wyoming was the 49th largest state exporter of goods in 2018.
  • In 2018, Wyoming goods exports were $1.4 billion, an increase of 26 percent ($276 million) from its export level in 2008.
  • Goods exports accounted for 3.4 percent of Wyoming GDP in 2018.
  • Wyoming goods exports in 2016 (latest year available) supported an estimated 5,384 jobs. Nationally, jobs supported by goods exports pay up to an estimated 18 percent above the national average.

Made-in-America Manufacturing Exports from Wyoming and Jobs

  • In 2018, Wyoming exported $1.3 billion of manufactured products.
  • Wyoming exports of manufactured products supported an estimated 4,579 jobs in 2016.
  • The state's largest manufacturing export category is chemicals, which accounted for $1.1 billion of Wyoming's total goods exports in 2018.
  • Other top manufacturing exports are machinery, except electrical ($93 million), other fabricated metal products ($18 million), transportation equipment ($17 million), and nonmetallic mineral products ($16 million).

Exports Sustain Thousands of Wyoming Businesses many of which are SMEs

  • A total of 395 companies exported from Wyoming locations in 2016 (latest year available). Of those, 293 (74 percent) were small and medium sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.
  • Small and medium-sized firms generated 57.4 percent of Wyoming's total exports of goods in 2016.

Wyoming Depends on World Markets

  • The state’s largest market was Canada. Wyoming exported $235 million in goods to Canada in 2018, representing 17 percent of the state’s total goods exports.
  • Canada was followed by Brazil ($144 million), Indonesia ($127 million), Chile ($78 million), and Malaysia ($74 million).
  • Wyoming’s exports (2018 value) to major world areas included:


2018 Value


$971 million


$594 million

European Union

$58 million

South/Central America and Caribbean

$337 million

Sub-Saharan Africa

$25 million

  • 40 percent of Wyoming’s exports ($544 million) go to current FTA partners.   

Agriculture in Wyoming depends on Exports

  • Wyoming is the country’s 40th largest agricultural exporting state, shipping $304 million in domestic agricultural exports abroad in 2017 (latest data available according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture).1

  • Top Agricultural exports (2017 value) were:


2017 Value

 2017 State Rank

beef and veal

$97 million


other plant products

$49 million


other livestock products

$35 million


feeds and other feed grains

$35 million



$21 million



International Investment Creates Jobs in Wyoming

  • In 2015 (latest data available), foreign-controlled companies employed 7,300 Wyoming workers. Major sources of foreign investment in Wyoming included the United Kingdom, Canada and Canada.
  • Foreign investment in Wyoming was responsible for 3.6 percent of the state's total private-industry employment in 2015.

Wyoming’s Major Metropolitan Areas Benefit from Exporting

  • In 2017 (latest data available), the following metropolitan areas in Wyoming recorded goods exports: Casper ($51 million), Cheyenne ($40.3 million).


1Estimates 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.