State trade fact sheets - Nevada
- 128 Canadian-owned businesses employ 8,590 workers in Nevada
- 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 is Nevada’s top agriculture and agri-food market
Canada considers its trading and economic development partnership with Nevada among the most important in the Southwest. Nevada’s 2<nd U.S. Congressional District is a top exporter to Canada with over $850 million worth of goods and services shipped up north. Helping Canada and Nevada continue to grow their bilateral business dealings is the Business Council of Canada and Nevada (BCCN). Canadian-owned businesses — from leading food brands like Coldstone Creamery to professional service providers like TELUS International and Mitel — employ over 8,500 Nevadans across the state. Canada is not only the largest employer and foreign direct investor in Nevada but also engages in $2.3 billion worth of bilateral trade annually.
Clean & Sustainable Growth
There are dozens of Canadian mining operations in Nevada that collectively employ about 5,000 Nevadans and continue to create new jobs. Barrick Gold North America has based its operations in the Silver State for over 30 years and has become a sector leader in mitigating potential impacts of mining on the environment. Barrick has initiated an environmental stewardship policy throughout its Nevada operations that is in full alignment with top standards and guidelines. Clean growth innovation by Canadians in the Silver State also spills over into tech solutions in water and energy conservation for Nevada’s public and private utility providers. As a result of a water roadshow produced collaboratively by the Consulate General of Canada, BCCN, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s ‘The Springs’ facility was established with support from the RBC Blue Water Project. This facility features acoustic signal technology by Echologics that detects leaks when they first form.
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.
Nevada exports $1.3 billion in goods to Canada annually
Nevada exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 5%
- Chemicals: 6%
- Equipment & machinery: 31%
- Minerals & metals: 41%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Transportation: 3%
- Other: 10%
Nevada imports $1.0 billion in goods from Canada annually
Nevada imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 7%
- Chemicals: 6%
- Equipment & machinery: 17%
- Forest products: 10%
- Minerals & metals: 21%
- Plastics & rubbers: 10%
- Transportation: 11%
- Other: 18%
Top Nevada goods exports to Canada
- Ores, slag & ash: $265 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $195 million
- Toys, games, sporting & recreation equipment: $83 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $46 million
- Telephones & AV recording equipment: $37 million
- Paints, pigments, varnishes, dyestuffs & inks: $36 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $30 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $28 million
- Inorganic chemicals: $21 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $18 million
Top Nevada goods imports from Canada
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $157 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $83 million
- Aircraft & parts: $68 million
- Furniture & bedding: $53 million
- Paper & paperboard: $32 million
- Softwood lumber: $30 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $25 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $24 million
- Inorganic chemicals: $23 million
- Electric motors & generators: $22 million
Nevada exports $1.0 billion in services to Canada annually
Top Nevada services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $646 million
- Business & Professional Services: $94 million
- Transportation Services: $93 million
- Financial Services: $52 million
- Royalties: $32 million
For more information on Nevadaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Los Angeles.
- 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).
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: median annual Nevada wage ($47,210, 3/2020 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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