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International Fact Sheets

Missouri Connections: China

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Imports & Exports

$3.7B

Missouri's Imports from China in 20201
  • Chemicals 17%
  • Misc. Manufactured Commodities 13%
  • Machinery, Except Electrical 12%
  • Fabricated Metal Products 9%
  • Other 49%

$680M

Missouri's Exports to China in 20201
  • Food Manufactures 17%
  • Chemicals 16%
  • Machinery, Except Electrical 12%
  • Wood Products 10%
  • Other 45%

By the Numbers

22,900

Missourians Born in China2

13

Educational Institutions with Chinese Programs

25,700

Missourians Who Speak Chinese2

9 Chinese Companies in Missouri

AVIC
AWOT
China Heaven Creation
Forcome
HNA
Tahoe Investment Group
Yanfeng
Ant Financial

20 Missouri Companies in China

Bunge
Emerson
Leggett & Platt
Peabody
World Wide Technology
Maritz
ESCO
RGA

Did You Know?

In 1979, St. Louis was linked with the city of Nanjing and became the first U.S. municipality to have a sister city in the People’s Republic of China.3

Footnotes

1 International trade administration, 2020

2 American Community Survey, 2019, 1-year estimates

3 St. Louis Center for International Relations