State trade fact sheets - Connecticut
- 109 Canadian-owned businesses employ 6,690 workers in Connecticut
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states
- Over 76% of U.S. imports from Canada are goods that are used in the production of other goods
- Canada sells more to Connecticut than it sells to the Netherlands
Lydall’s Canadian division provides critical PPE to NYC
Founded and headquartered in Manchester, Lydall is one of the world leaders in specialty filtration solutions and value-added engineered materials. So when its neighbor 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 Québec, 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.
Alpha Q enjoys strong ties with Canada
Alpha Q, Inc. (AQI) is an industry leader in the precision machining, manufacture, assembly, and testing of complex aerospace components. For over two decades AQI has enjoyed an increasingly synergistic relationship with Canada, importing raw materials from Canada and selling finished products to large Canadian aerospace customers. AQI’s reliance on these strong cross-border supply chains has helped the company to thrive and grow, demonstrating the power of having an integrated supply chain. “The contribution that the Canadian market has had on our business allows our long-lasting relationship to embark on new opportunities for AQI as well as Canada.” — Lloyd Stephen Prout, President, AQI
Canada and the U.S.: There for Each Other
In 2020, Canada and the U.S. again worked together as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world. Canada and the U.S. preserved supply chains across the border, deeming trucking essential. Canada and the U.S. traded important inputs for the production of personal protective equipment and medical equipment, maintaining a thriving bilateral trade in finished goods. Soon after the outbreak, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research began awarding grants to joint research projects proposed by Canadian and U.S. institutions to try and find an end to the virus.
No matter our shared challenges and as we have done in times of crisis, Canada and the U.S. will continue to support one another as friends, partners and allies.
Connecticut exports $1.7 billion in goods to Canada annually
Connecticut exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 4%
- Chemicals: 7%
- Energy: 10%
- Equipment & machinery: 35%
- Forest products: 3%
- Minerals & metals: 8%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 21%
- Other: 5%
Connecticut imports $4.0 billion in goods from Canada annually
Connecticut imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 7%
- Energy: 8%
- Equipment & machinery: 12%
- Forest products: 5%
- Minerals & metals: 17%
- Transportation: 43%
- Other: 8%
Top Connecticut goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $320 million
- Crude petroleum: $103 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $97 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $92 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $49 million
- Compressors & pumps: $42 million
- Engines & turbines: $39 million
- Electric motors & generators: $32 million
- Paper & paperboard: $27 million
- Copper & copper articles: $26 million
Top Connecticut goods imports from Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $1.7 billion
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $347 million
- Fuel oil: $266 million
- Copper & copper articles: $201 million
- Engines & turbines: $197 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $91 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $71 million
- Paper & paperboard: $60 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $59 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $57 million
Connecticut exports $1.4 billion in services to Canada annually
Top Connecticut services exports to Canada
- Business & Professional Services: $209 million
- Financial Services: $199 million
- Travel Services: $118 million
- Royalties: $80 million
- Insurance Services: $65 million
For more information on Connecticutâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in New York.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2020 data in U.S. dollars.
- U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canadaâ€™s export ranking (2/2021 release).
- The Trade Partnership: 2019 services exports (estimated, 2/2021 release).
- Dun + Bradstreet: Canadian-owned businesses (3/2021 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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