State trade fact sheets - Indiana
- 210 Canadian-owned businesses employ 26,922 workers in Indiana
- 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
- Indiana sells more goods to Canada than to its next four largest foreign markets combined
Greenleaf Grows in Indiana
Greenleaf Foods is bringing $100 million in investment and 115 jobs to Indianapolis! Greenleaf, the U.S. subsidiary of Ontario-based Maple Leaf Foods is purchasing and renovating a food processing plant in central Indiana to add to its plant-based food production capacity. The new 118,000 square foot facility will produce tempeh, a plant-based protein often used as a meat replacement. Greenleaf Foods is also still looking at the potential of a plant-based protein facility in Shelbyville, Indiana and continuing to grow their U.S. footprint and plant-based portfolio.
First Nations Artists Honored in Indianapolis Museum
Indianapolis’ Eiteljorg Museum welcomed two First Nations artists residing in British Columbia, Sonny Assu and Catherine Blackburn, for a contemporary Indigenous art exhibit in November 2021. Assu and Blackburn were awarded the 2021 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, which included the distinction of participating in the Shifting Boundaries contemporary art exhibit. Sonny Assu, Ligwilda’xw of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations, is skilled in paint, installations, and printmaking. Catherine Blackburn from the English River Dene First Nation works in fashion, installations, and mixed media. Both artists were honored in an awards ceremony on November 11, 2021, during which the Consul General in Detroit provided remarks and toured the exhibit. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, founded in 1989, has been dedicated to inspiring an appreciation and understanding of that art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America.
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.
Indiana exports $13.3 billion in goods to Canada annually
Indiana exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 5%
- Chemicals: 5%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 22%
- Forest products: 3%
- Minerals & metals: 12%
- Plastics & rubbers: 5%
- Transportation: 43%
- Other: 2%
Indiana imports $10.5 billion in goods from Canada annually
Indiana imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 10%
- Chemicals: 16%
- Equipment & machinery: 10%
- Forest products: 8%
- Minerals & metals: 35%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 7%
- Other: 7%
Top Indiana goods exports to Canada
- Automobiles: $1.5 billion
- Trucks: $1.2 billion
- Motor vehicle parts: $1.1 billion
- Plastics & plastic articles: $554 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $410 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $364 million
- Engines & turbines: $348 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $290 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $237 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $227 million
Top Indiana goods imports from Canada
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $1.1 billion
- Copper & copper articles: $756 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $668 million
- Fertilizers: $660 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $606 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $595 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $557 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $459 million
- Softwood lumber: $335 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $282 million
Indiana exports $429 million in services to Canada annually
Top Indiana services exports to Canada
- Charges for the use of intellectual property: $145 million
- Business services: $107 million
- Travel (including for eduction): $78 million
- Insurance services: $64 million
- Maintenance & repair services: $20 million
Connect to our team
For more information on Indiana’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Detroit.
- 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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