State trade fact sheets - New Hampshire
- New Hampshire sells $1.1 billion in goods and services to Canada
- 510,000 Canadian travelers spent $92 million in New Hampshire in 2017
- 86 Canadian-owned businesses employ 6,225 workers in New Hampshire
- Canada is the United States’ #1 export market
- Canada sells more to New Hampshire than it sells to the Netherlands
Protecting U.S. Soldiers
Canada-based Revision Military designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, military-grade protective helmets and power packs. In July 2018, the company announced that it would be expanding its operations, opening a U.S. headquarters in Portsmouth, NH, serving as its Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center. The location will be its “Center of Excellence”— a research, development and testing center, simulating as much as possible field conditions with input from customers, as well as supporting some light prototype manufacturing. The more than 40,000 square foot facility at the former Pease Air Force Base, with room to expand an additional 55,000 square foot, will provide space to add approximately 75 employees in Portsmouth by 2020/2021 with 15 presently employed in NH.
A Borderlands Biking Destination
In April 2019, seven organizations in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Québec launched an effort to promote mountain biking and boost the area's economy. The effort, entitled “Borderlands,” has a goal to make seven mountain biking areas encompassing 220 miles of trails more prominent by putting them under one marketing entity. Taylor Caswell, NH Commissioner of Business & Economic Affairs, a strong proponent of furthering economic ties with Canada and supporter of the project, noted that Borderlands could highlight the North Country as a great place to live, as well as make it more attractive to Canadian tourists. NH's part of the project, with three areas, has already received $150,000 from public and private sources including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
Working Together to Prevent Hazardous Waste
Montréal-based Maerix, a leader in the development of management solutions used by Environmental Health and Safety specialists, opened an office in West Lebanon, NH in 2018 to better serve its U.S. customers. In April 2019, they announced the installation of Paratox, its hazardous materials management system, at Alcoa sites in seven countries around the world. Maerix operates in 25 countries on five continents and has been working for 20 years with over 300 organizations representing 200,000 users.
New Hampshire exports $858 million in goods to Canada annually
New Hampshire exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 6%
- Energy: 4%
- Equipment & machinery: 38%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 8%
- Plastics & rubbers: 5%
- Transportation: 24%
- Other: 9%
New Hampshire imports $3.6 billion in goods from Canada annually
New Hampshire imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 6%
- Energy: 70%
- Equipment & machinery: 10%
- Forest products: 4%
- Minerals & metals: 4%
- Other: 6%
Top New Hampshire goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $195 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $50 million
- Televisions & parts: $31 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $29 million
- Softwood lumber: $22 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $22 million
- Cocoa & chocolate: $21 million
- Fish & crustaceans: $17 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $16 million
- Stone & cement products, abrasives: $14 million
Top New Hampshire goods imports from Canada
- Fuel oil: $2.3 billion
- Petroleum coke & bitumen: $203 million
- Engines & turbines: $167 million
- Fish & crustaceans: $84 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $68 million
- Electricity: $50 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $44 million
- Softwood lumber: $42 million
- Animal meats: $42 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $39 million
New Hampshire exports $240 million in services to Canada annually
Top New Hampshire services exports to Canada
- Travel services: $73 million
- Business & professional services: $60 million
- Royalties: $38 million
- Tech services: $20 million
- Financial services: $19 million
For more information on New Hampshire’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Boston.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2019 data in U.S. dollars.
- U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2020 release).
- The Trade Partnership: 2018 services exports (estimated, 2/2020 release).
- Statistics Canada: 2017 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2019 release, US$1.00=C$1.2986).
- Dun + Bradstreet: Canadian-owned businesses (12/2019 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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