State trade fact sheets - New Hampshire
- 76 Canadian-owned businesses employ 4,126 workers in New Hampshire
- 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 New Hampshire than it sells to Hong Kong
A Borderlands Biking Destination
In 2019, seven organizations in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Quebec launched an effort to promote mountain biking and boost the area’s economy. The effort, entitled “Borderlands,” has a goal to make seven mountain biking areas encompassing 220 miles of trails more prominent by putting them under one marketing entity. Taylor Caswell, NH Commissioner of Business & Economic Affairs, a strong proponent of furthering economic ties with Canada and supporter of the project, noted that Borderlands could highlight the North Country as a great place to live, as well as make it more attractive to Canadian tourists. NH’s part of the project, with three areas, has already received $150,000 from public and private sources including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
Working Together to Prevent Hazardous Waste
Montréal-based Maerix, a leader in the development of management solutions used by Environmental Health and Safety specialists, opened an office in West Lebanon, NH in 2018 to better serve its U.S. customers. In April 2019, they announced the installation of Paratox, its hazardous materials management system, at Alcoa sites in seven countries around the world. Maerix operates in 25 countries on five continents and has been working for 20 years with over 300 organizations representing 200,000 users.
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.
New Hampshire exports $660 million in goods to Canada annually
New Hampshire exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 5%
- Apparel & textiles: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 36%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 12%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 22%
- Other: 9%
New Hampshire imports $1.4 billion in goods from Canada annually
New Hampshire imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 14%
- Energy: 29%
- Equipment & machinery: 19%
- Forest products: 11%
- Minerals & metals: 13%
- Plastics & rubbers: 3%
- Transportation: 3%
- Other: 8%
Top New Hampshire goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $133 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $41 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $37 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $32 million
- Cocoa & chocolate: $17 million
- Softwood lumber: $15 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $13 million
- Toys, games, sporting & recreation equipment: $13 million
- Boilers & parts: $12 million
- Stone & cement products, abrasives: $12 million
Top New Hampshire goods imports from Canada
- Fuel oil: $275 million
- Engines & turbines: $89 million
- Petroleum coke & bitumen: $71 million
- Fish & crustaceans: $71 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $69 million
- Softwood lumber: $54 million
- Animal meats: $44 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $41 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $39 million
- Electricity: $36 million
New Hampshire exports $248 million in services to Canada annually
Top New Hampshire services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $74 million
- Business & Professional Services: $61 million
- Royalties: $38 million
- Tech Services: $29 million
- Insurance Services: $17 million
For more information on New Hampshireâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Boston.
- 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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