State trade fact sheets - Indiana
- Canada is Indiana’s #1 customer
- 322,000 Canadian travelers spent $46 million in Indiana in 2017
- 162 Canadian-owned businesses employ 27,461 workers in Indiana
- Indiana sells more goods to Canada than to its next five largest foreign markets combined
- Canada sells more to Indiana than it sells to Mexico
Greenleaf Foods / Maple Leaf Foods grows in Indiana
Shelbyville, IN will soon be home to the largest plant-based protein production facility in North America! Greenleaf, the U.S. subsidiary of Ontario-based Maple Leaf Foods, is building a 230,000 square foot facility. The investment totals $310 million, employing 460 people. Once complete, the Greenleaf facility will be Shelbyville's largest industrial project, joining a proud tradition of agriculture and manufacturing in the area.
Space Solar Power
VanWyn, an entrepreneurial Hamilton, ON based company in aerospace logistics, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Purdue School of Engineering and Technology are collaborating on finding a breakthrough in the next step for space-to-earth power beaming. Grad students are diving deep into the science and engineering of “wireless power transfer” to a high altitude aircraft capable of sharing communications and surveillance across hundreds of thousands of square miles. This innovative new craft offers benefits to peace officers, remote communities, and disaster relief operations, saving millions of dollars and providing around-the-clock service. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is “space solar power,” where orbiting satellites provide clean, baseload power to all of mankind with no pollution on Earth.
This year, Canada's contribution to the Allied Landing in Normandy was remembered at a D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration ceremony in Evansville, IN, aboard a Landing Ship Tank (LST) museum boat. LST vessels were designed to support amphibious operations by carrying tanks, vehicles, cargo, and landing troops directly onto shore with no docks or piers. LST vessels were the backbone of the Allied landing in Normandy. 171 LSTs out of 1,051 were constructed in Evansville. The ceremony took place on the last fully functional WWII LST, which is permanently anchored in Evansville. In addition to Canada, diplomatic representatives from France, Great Britain, Greece and the Netherland also participated.
Indiana exports $13.2 billion in goods to Canada annually
Indiana exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 4%
- Chemicals: 4%
- Equipment & machinery: 18%
- Forest products: 3%
- Minerals & metals: 9%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Transportation: 53%
- Other: 5%
Indiana imports $7.8 billion in goods from Canada annually
Indiana imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 10%
- Chemicals: 19%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 13%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 25%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 11%
- Other: 6%
Top Indiana goods exports to Canada
- Trucks: $2.2 billion
- Motor vehicle parts: $1.9 billion
- Automobiles: $1.5 billion
- Plastics & plastic articles: $513 million
- Engines & turbines: $349 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $345 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $262 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $259 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $239 million
- Books & printed material: $208 million
Top Indiana goods imports from Canada
- Motor vehicle parts: $688 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $670 million
- Fertilizers: $490 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $470 million
- Copper & copper articles: $395 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $379 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $285 million
- Zinc & zinc articles: $227 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $219 million
- Paper & paperboard: $216 million
Indiana exports $522 million in services to Canada annually
Top Indiana services exports to Canada
- Travel services: $201 million
- Royalties: $113 million
- Business & professional services: $95 million
- Insurance services: $56 million
- Equipment installation, maintenance & repair: $35 million
For more information on Indiana’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Detroit.
- 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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