State trade fact sheets - Connecticut
- 136 Canadian-owned businesses employ 6,906 workers in Connecticut
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states
- 76% of Canadian exports to the U.S. are raw materials, parts, and components used to create other goods in the United States
- Canada sells more to Connecticut than it sells to the Netherlands
Brookfield office staff. Photo: Greenfield Global
Canadian Company Expands in Connecticut
Toronto-based Greenfield Global is a leader in the production and manufacture of specialty alcohols and high purity solvents. Operating under the Pharmco brand, this Canadian company is helping to power advancements in the bioprocessing, gene therapy, and medical device industries by supplying high-quality, reliable pharmaceutical raw materials. Backed by Connecticut’s skilled workforce and favorable location for global distribution, the company recently upgraded its bioprocessing wing in Brookfield, Connecticut, growing its specialized team to over 110 employees.
Lydall Provides Critical Personal Protective Equipment
Founded and headquartered in Manchester, Lydall is one of the world leaders in specialty filtration solutions and value-added engineered materials. So when New York City was struggling with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Spring 2020, Lydall harnessed its strong cross-border Canada/U.S. supply chain to quickly provide critical medical gowns to front-line workers combatting COVID-19. The company’s division in Quebec, in conjunction with local Canadian partner Atlantic Coated Papers, was able to design and test prototypes, pass through rigorous PPE testing requirements, and find U.S. manufacturers to ramp up production — all on a crisis timeline.
Our Common Goals
The Canada–U.S. relationship is deeply rooted in our shared values, history and vision for the future. At the top of our priority list is ending the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad by strengthening efforts to control the pandemic, collaborating on public health responses, and building resilience against future outbreaks. We are working closely together to defeat the virus by responding to new variants, following expert advice, and supporting global access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Along with combating COVID-19, we are committed to building back better, accelerating climate ambitions, advancing diversity and inclusion, bolstering security and defense, and building global alliances. Canada and the U.S. will continue to work together on these shared goals in the years to come.
Connecticut exports $1.7 billion in goods to Canada annually
Connecticut exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 4%
- Chemicals: 8%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 36%
- Forest products: 5%
- Minerals & metals: 11%
- Plastics & rubbers: 8%
- Transportation: 20%
- Other: 5%
Connecticut imports $4.3 billion in goods from Canada annually
Connecticut imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 6%
- Energy: 18%
- Equipment & machinery: 9%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 18%
- Transportation: 34%
- Other: 9%
Top Connecticut goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $283 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $136 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $92 million
- Engines & turbines: $47 million
- Compressors & pumps: $46 million
- Paper & paperboard: $42 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $41 million
- Organic chemicals: $37 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $36 million
- Electric motors & generators: $32 million
Top Connecticut goods imports from Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $1.4 billion
- Fuel oil: $687 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $423 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $113 million
- Engines & turbines: $109 million
- Copper & copper articles: $102 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $91 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $83 million
- Softwood lumber: $78 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $77 million
Connecticut exports $737 million in services to Canada annually
Top Connecticut services exports to Canada
- Business services: $216 million
- Financial services: $207 million
- Charges for the use of intellectual property: $167 million
- Insurance services: $74 million
- Travel (including for eduction): $43 million
Connect to our team
For more information on Connecticut’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in New York.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2021 data in U.S. dollars.
- U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2022 release).
- The Trade Partnership: 2019 services exports (estimated, 11/2021 release).
- Dun + Bradstreet: Canadian-owned businesses (3/2022 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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