State trade fact sheets - Mississippi
- 61 Canadian-owned businesses employ 3,565 workers in Mississippi
- 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
- Mississippi sells more goods to Canada than to its next two largest foreign markets combined â€” Mexico & China
CN Invests in Rail Infrastructure
As part of its strategic investments to support growing demand and enable supply chains, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) recently invested about $50 million across Mississippi, in the replacement of rail and ties, as well as maintenance of bridges, level crossings, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure. With this investment, CN, which employs over 400 people in Mississippi, will have contributed more than $350 million to its Magnolia State rail network in the last five years. These investments will create greater capacity, which supports reductions in its customer’s transportation supply chain GHG emissions, by encouraging the use of rail for long haul needs.
Shining Bright in Sunflower County
Through its U.S. subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, will develop a 100-megawatt solar photovoltaic project in Sunflower County. Construction of the solar plant is expected to create approximately 360 jobs. The facility is scheduled to begin commercial operation by mid-2022, using high-efficiency modules from Canadian Solar and single-axis trackers. Once operational, because of a $138.4 million build-transfer agreement, one of the first signed in the U.S., Entergy Mississippi will own the Sunflower project, the largest solar power plant in the state. This will enable the regulated utility to power more than 16,000 homes with clean electricity.
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.
Mississippi exports $2.1 billion in goods to Canada annually
Mississippi exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 3%
- Chemicals: 4%
- Equipment & machinery: 48%
- Minerals & metals: 5%
- Plastics & rubbers: 6%
- Transportation: 25%
- Other: 9%
Mississippi imports $884 million in goods from Canada annually
Mississippi imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 9%
- Chemicals: 10%
- Energy: 7%
- Equipment & machinery: 35%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 11%
- Plastics & rubbers: 8%
- Transportation: 8%
- Other: 6%
Top Mississippi goods exports to Canada
- Automobiles: $478 million
- Telephones & AV recording equipment: $180 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $126 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $107 million
- Computers: $94 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $87 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $56 million
- Furniture & bedding: $49 million
- Fertilizers: $39 million
- Electric motors & generators: $37 million
Top Mississippi goods imports from Canada
- Plastics & plastic articles: $65 million
- Crude petroleum: $57 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $52 million
- Engines & turbines: $49 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $43 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $35 million
- Agricultural machinery: $32 million
- Compressors & pumps: $31 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $30 million
- Softwood lumber: $24 million
Mississippi exports $196 million in services to Canada annually
Top Mississippi services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $120 million
- Financial Services: $21 million
- Business & Professional Services: $21 million
- Royalties: $14 million
- Equipment Installation & Maintenance: $10 million
For more information on Mississippiâ€™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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