State trade fact sheets - Delaware
- 62 Canadian-owned businesses employ 21,738 workers in Delaware
- 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 Delaware than it sells to Singapore
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, DuPont’s Kingston, Ontario Technology Centre produced and donated hand sanitizer. Photo: DuPont
Canada Key to Dupont’s Continued Growth
Headquartered in Wilmington, DuPont delivers cutting-edge solutions and future technologies to industrial, transportation, electronics, and medical industries, producing well-known brands like Kevlar®, Styrofoam™, and Corian®. Canada is a major component of their global business, driving nearly $1 billion of the company’s annual revenues and supporting 3,500 employees in Delaware.
Canada plays a key role among DuPont’s strategic investments, with substantial manufacturing facilities focused on their textile, interior, performance coatings, packaging and industrial polymers, and one of only ten global R&D hubs. These sites are essential to DuPont’s continued growth, allowing them to more readily serve end users with products that make life easier.
Ultrachem Counts Canada as its #1 Export Destination
Founded in 1965 in New Castle, Ultrachem, Inc. produces high quality specialty synthetic lubricants for the original equipment manufacturer and industrial maintenance markets. Used primarily in air compressors and vacuum pumps, its unique premium high grade oils have many applications, from transportation to gears, hydraulics and industrial food production. Ultrachem is an experienced exporter, with shipments to at least 32 different countries. For three decades, Ultrachem has sold lubricants to customers in many sectors across Canada, making Canada its longest tenured and most significant export destination.
Miles Scientific Exports to Canada
Since 1961, Newark-based Miles Scientific Corporation has been manufacturing high quality chromatography products and is North America’s only manufacturer of thin layer chromatography (TLC) plates and accessories, essential tools for analytical chemistry. Its products are used in diverse areas of application including clinical, forensic, pharmaceutical, and food sciences. The company is heavily engaged in international trade and exports over one-third of its products. Canada is its largest export market and Canadian customers include pharmaceutical and life-science companies along with universities and research institutions.
Delaware exports $619 million in goods to Canada annually
Delaware exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 32%
- Chemicals: 23%
- Energy: 7%
- Equipment & machinery: 9%
- Minerals & metals: 13%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 4%
- Other: 5%
Delaware imports $894 million in goods from Canada annually
Delaware imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 8%
- Energy: 34%
- Equipment & machinery: 3%
- Forest products: 5%
- Minerals & metals: 35%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 3%
- Other: 5%
Top Delaware goods exports to Canada
- Fruits & nuts: $167 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $105 million
- Copper & copper articles: $45 million
- Fuel oil: $42 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $41 million
- Aircraft & parts: $19 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $18 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $16 million
- Paints, pigments, varnishes, dyestuffs & inks: $12 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $11 million
Top Delaware goods imports from Canada
- Crude petroleum: $291 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $283 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $59 million
- Animal meats: $38 million
- Aircraft & parts: $21 million
- Paper & paperboard: $15 million
- Fish & crustaceans: $12 million
- Furniture & bedding: $10 million
- Wood pulp: $10 million
- Softwood lumber: $10 million
Delaware exports $321 million in services to Canada annually
Top Delaware services exports to Canada
- Financial Services: $184 million
- Business & Professional Services: $42 million
- Insurance Services: $37 million
- Travel Services: $26 million
- Tech Services: $11 million
For more information on Delawareâ€™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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