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Missouri Connections: China

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Imports & Exports

$4.5B

Missouri's Imports from China in 20211
  • Chemicals 18.6%
  • Misc. Manufactured Commodities 14.1%
  • Machinery, Except Electrical 10.6%
  • Fabricated Metal Products 11.2%
  • Other 45.5%

$698M

Missouri's Exports to China in 20211
  • Chemicals 17.8%
  • Wood Products 12%
  • Processed Foods 11.5%
  • Minerals & Ores 10.2%
  • Other 48.5%

By the Numbers

22,172

Missourians Born in China2

13

Educational Institutions with Chinese Programs

23,747

Missourians Who Speak Chinese2

Sister Cities & States

  • Kansas City : Xi'an and Yan'an
  • Columbia: Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong Province
  • St. Louis : Nanjing and Wuhan
Kansas City : Xi'an and Yan'an / Columbia: Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong Province / St. Louis : Nanjing and Wuhan /

6 Chinese Companies in Missouri

AVIC
AWOT
Forcome
Ant Financial
Tencent
Yanfeng

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, 2021

2 American Community Survey, 2020, 5-year estimates

3 St. Louis Center for International Relations