State trade fact sheets - Nebraska
- 55 Canadian-owned businesses employ 3,822 workers in Nebraska
- 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 Nebraska than it sells to Singapore
Increasing Farming Efficiency with Deveron
Over 1 billion acres across the U.S. and Canada are farmed annually, and farmers have long known that soil health is a key success factor in agriculture. Deveron, an agricultural technology company, helps North American farmers make data-enabled decisions to increase yield and improve their soil health. Deveron maintains a U.S. headquarters and employs regionally and rurally-based technicians to collect many different layers of precision agriculture data — ranging from soil, tissue samples, drone imagery, weather stations, and farm-level internet-enabled devices — from farms and fields across the U.S. South, Midwest, and Midlands, including in Nebraska. Expert agronomists and data scientists at Deveron’s office in Chatham-Kent, ON leverage this data to recommend ways for farmers to manage fertilizer, seed, fungicide and other farm inputs. With thousands of fields worth of data, Deveron’s unbiased analysis helps farmers increase crop yields and reduce input costs.
Agritrade Across Borders with Scoular
The more than 125-year-old Scoular buys, sells, stores, handles, and processes ingredients, and provides supply chain solutions, for markets including aquaculture, flour milling, food manufacturing and processing, livestock feed, and pet food manufacturing. Scoular is headquartered in Nebraska, where the company benefits from Nebraska’s central location, strong transportation infrastructure, abundance of natural resources, and dedicated labor force. The company’s more than 200 Canadian employees at three offices and 10 plants in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan work in the special crops business; processing and shipping edible beans, peas, and lentils, along with canary, flax, and sunflower seeds. The company also markets Canadian wheat, rye, corn, and soybeans. Scoular’s Canadian facilities provide the company access to export markets on five continents, and sources of additional crops to serve its customers. Scoular is one of the largest processors of pulses and special crops in Canada.
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.
Nebraska exports $1.3 billion in goods to Canada annually
Nebraska exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 25%
- Chemicals: 17%
- Energy: 12%
- Equipment & machinery: 29%
- Minerals & metals: 3%
- Transportation: 7%
- Other: 7%
Nebraska imports $876 million in goods from Canada annually
Nebraska imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 31%
- Chemicals: 8%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 16%
- Forest products: 14%
- Minerals & metals: 7%
- Plastics & rubbers: 9%
- Transportation: 5%
- Other: 7%
Top Nebraska goods exports to Canada
- Agricultural machinery: $191 million
- Animal meats: $164 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $148 million
- Animal feed & food industry residues: $77 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $56 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $28 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $22 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $19 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $19 million
- Fuel oil: $17 million
Top Nebraska goods imports from Canada
- Animal feed & food industry residues: $78 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $75 million
- Softwood lumber: $71 million
- Live animals: $57 million
- Animal meats: $44 million
- Agricultural machinery: $33 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $29 million
- Fuel oil: $26 million
- Fertilizers: $26 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $23 million
Nebraska exports $201 million in services to Canada annually
Top Nebraska services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $50 million
- Insurance Services: $35 million
- Tech Services: $33 million
- Financial Services: $31 million
- Business & Professional Services: $21 million
For more information on Nebraskaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Minneapolis.
- 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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