State trade fact sheets - Georgia
- 274 Canadian-owned businesses employ 34,037 workers in Georgia
- 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 Georgia than it sells to Mexico
Empire Builds Communities
Canada’s Empire Communities, one of North America’s largest privately-owned builder-developers, has expanded its U.S. presence to include Georgia. After forming a strategic partnership with Edward Andrews Homes, the local market leader among Atlanta’s private homebuilding community, Empire’s Atlanta Homebuilding Division is experiencing rapid growth, building a varied selection of home designs in 10 of Metro-Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods. A residential builder and developer involved in all sectors of the new home building industry, including both low‐rise and high‐rise built forms, Empire has built over 20,000 new homes and condos since its inception and currently has communities in Toronto, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
Irving Expands in Georgia
Canada’s Irving Consumer Products, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of household paper and baby diaper products, opened a $470 million tissue plant in Macon-Bibb County. The strategic location of the facility, which employs more than 200 people and produces ultra-premium quality bath tissue and paper towel, allows the company to reach key markets and help drive its growth. A second phase of the project, representing an additional $400 million investment and another 150 jobs, is slated for completion in 2022. This will bring the company’s investment totals in the community to nearly $1 billion since 2017.
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.
Georgia exports $5.1 billion in goods to Canada annually
Georgia exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 11%
- Apparel & textiles: 7%
- Chemicals: 9%
- Equipment & machinery: 31%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 6%
- Plastics & rubbers: 9%
- Transportation: 18%
- Other: 3%
Georgia imports $4.3 billion in goods from Canada annually
Georgia imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 17%
- Chemicals: 5%
- Equipment & machinery: 22%
- Forest products: 12%
- Minerals & metals: 7%
- Plastics & rubbers: 11%
- Transportation: 14%
- Other: 12%
Top Georgia goods exports to Canada
- Plastics & plastic articles: $350 million
- Automobiles: $270 million
- Paper & paperboard: $247 million
- Aircraft & parts: $205 million
- Carpets: $204 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $196 million
- Tractors: $192 million
- Furniture & bedding: $143 million
- Compressors & pumps: $132 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $117 million
Top Georgia goods imports from Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $452 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $392 million
- Engines & turbines: $230 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $202 million
- Softwood lumber: $171 million
- Paper & paperboard: $131 million
- Animal or vegetable fats, oils & waxes: $117 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $108 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $107 million
- Furniture & bedding: $101 million
Georgia exports $2.0 billion in services to Canada annually
Top Georgia services exports to Canada
- Business & Professional Services: $481 million
- Transportation Services: $350 million
- Financial Services: $335 million
- Travel Services: $332 million
- Tech Services: $211 million
For more information on Georgiaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Atlanta.
- 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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