State trade fact sheets - New Hampshire
- 93 Canadian-owned businesses employ 4,469 workers in New Hampshire
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states
- 76% of Canadian exports to the U.S. are raw materials, parts, and components used to create other goods in the United States
- Canada sells more to New Hampshire than it sells to the Phillipines
Canam employee being trained on welding procedures and techniques. Photo: Canam Bridges
Bridge Steel Fabricator Sold to Quebec Investors
Structural steel manufacturer Canam Group’s Canam Bridges subsidiary in Claremont was sold in 2020 to a group of investors from Quebec. The group, including the Marcel Dutil family who originally started Canam over 60 years ago before selling it off, purchased the company along with a plant in New Jersey and existing Canam plants in Quebec, Ontario and Calgary. The operation in Claremont will continue to employ over 130 people.
Canadian Expertise in Concord
Superior Plus of Toronto acquired Concord, New Hampshire-based Rymes Propane and Oil in the Fall of 2020. The acquisition has expanded the company’s U.S. propane distribution and will provide a high-quality and stable cash flow for the local establishment. Rymes has 46 locations serving 90,000 customers throughout New England and employs close to 400 people.
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, New Hampshire’s Commissioner of Business & Economic Affairs and 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. New Hampshire’s part of the project, containing three of the seven areas, has already received $150,000 from public and private sources including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
New Hampshire exports $906 million in goods to Canada annually
New Hampshire exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 3%
- Energy: 6%
- Equipment & machinery: 36%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 9%
- Plastics & rubbers: 6%
- Transportation: 26%
- Other: 8%
New Hampshire imports $1.9 billion in goods from Canada annually
New Hampshire imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 19%
- Energy: 25%
- Equipment & machinery: 16%
- Forest products: 12%
- Minerals & metals: 15%
- Plastics & rubbers: 3%
- Transportation: 3%
- Other: 7%
Top New Hampshire goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $226 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $51 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $48 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $41 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $29 million
- Softwood lumber: $23 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $18 million
- Cocoa & chocolate: $18 million
- Stone & cement products, abrasives: $18 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $17 million
Top New Hampshire goods imports from Canada
- Fuel oil: $304 million
- Fish & crustaceans: $167 million
- Engines & turbines: $117 million
- Softwood lumber: $102 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $92 million
- Petroleum coke & bitumen: $74 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $64 million
- Animal meats: $62 million
- Copper & copper articles: $59 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $57 million
New Hampshire exports $200 million in services to Canada annually
Top New Hampshire services exports to Canada
- Business services: $62 million
- Charges for the use of intellectual property: $56 million
- Travel (including for eduction): $23 million
- Insurance services: $19 million
- Financial services: $17 million
For more information on New Hampshire’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Boston.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2021 data in U.S. dollars.
- U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2022 release).
- The Trade Partnership: 2019 services exports (estimated, 11/2021 release).
- Dun + Bradstreet: Canadian-owned businesses (3/2022 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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