Texas Supply Chain
Food is an essential commodity, and getting it to our tables involves a sophisticated supply chain with many vulnerable components. Severe weather and natural disasters have long posed risks to the food supply. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and cyberattacks have increased this essential sector’s vulnerability.
Share of Total Texas Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 4.9%
Total Texas GDP:
In general, the food supply chain includes the following industries and steps:
|Food Supply Chain |
|Texas Employment||Average Annual |
|Wholesale Trade||89,894||$62,652||$5.6 billion|
|Retail Trade||256,136||$30,046||$7.7 billion|
|Food Services||966,782||$20,312||$19.6 billion|
The food-related sectors of these industries employ 1.5 million Texans and provide $40.5 billion in annual wages.
Agricultural business plays a major role in the Texas economy, and its food and fiber system comprises all economic activities linked to the production of agriculture including manufacturing, retail sales, transportation and wholesale distribution.
Texas ranks fourth nationally in agricultural cash receipts, which totaled $20 billion in 2020.
Texas’ top five agricultural commodities in 2020 were:
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
This is one in a series of reports the Comptroller has prepared on Texas supply chains.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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