State trade fact sheets - Kansas
- 77 Canadian-owned businesses employ 9,562 workers in Kansas
- 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’s Great-West Financial employs almost 3,000 Kansans
Global 5000. Photo: Bombardier
Above and Beyond
The crown jewel of the Canadian aerospace industry, Montréal’s Bombardier Inc. has deep business operations across the United States, but nowhere more strongly felt than in Wichita, Kansas. Bombardier’s Wichita facility is a world-class, multi-faceted site that includes a premier service center — which provides maintenance for Bombardier’s entire family of business aircraft — as well as the company’s Flight Test Center and also Specialized Aircraft operations.
In 2020, Bombardier invested yet again in the talent and know-how of Kansans by expanding site operations to include interior cabin completions for the high-value Global 5000 and Global 5500 business jet aircraft — a product line that is anticipated to be a big part of the company’s future. The stunning interiors and high performance of the Global 5000 and 5500 lines make the planes the ultimate business tool, and the fact that the first 5500 series jet was completed and delivered in Summer 2020 under strict safety protocols due to the novel coronavirus is a testament to the incredible flexibility, skill and work ethic of the Bombardier team in the Sunflower State.
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.
A Deeper Dive into Trade
Canada and Kansas “fly high” together, thanks to a dynamic trading relationship in aerospace. Bombardier, Textron Aviation and numerous other aerospace manufacturers, suppliers and contractors support the industry. Aerospace trade with Canada supports thousands of quality jobs for Kansans, accounting for hundreds of millions in dynamic two-way trade.
Kansas exports $1.6 billion in goods to Canada annually
Kansas exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 19%
- Chemicals: 6%
- Equipment & machinery: 30%
- Minerals & metals: 5%
- Plastics & rubbers: 9%
- Transportation: 24%
- Other: 7%
Kansas imports $1.5 billion in goods from Canada annually
Kansas imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 9%
- Chemicals: 4%
- Equipment & machinery: 33%
- Forest products: 5%
- Minerals & metals: 4%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 21%
- Other: 17%
Top Kansas goods exports to Canada
- Automobiles: $151 million
- Aircraft & parts: $150 million
- Agricultural machinery: $90 million
- Animal meats: $88 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $85 million
- Animal feed & food industry residues: $70 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $56 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $48 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $46 million
- Telephones & AV recording equipment: $42 million
Top Kansas goods imports from Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $251 million
- Engines & turbines: $217 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $87 million
- Agricultural machinery: $46 million
- Telephones & AV recording equipment: $44 million
- Softwood lumber: $43 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $40 million
- Trucks: $25 million
- Furniture & bedding: $23 million
- Animal feed & food industry residues: $19 million
Kansas exports $283 million in services to Canada annually
Top Kansas services exports to Canada
- Business & Professional Services: $94 million
- Travel Services: $73 million
- Tech Services: $28 million
- Financial Services: $27 million
- Royalties: $26 million
For more information on Kansasâ€™ trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Denver.
- 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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