State trade fact sheets - New York
- 690 Canadian-owned businesses employ 49,683 workers in New York
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states,
including New York
- Over 76% of U.S. imports from Canada are goods that are used in the production of other goods
- Canada’s Thomson Reuters employs over 16,000 New Yorkers
Li-Cycle Expands to Rochester
Li-Cycle, an Ontario cleantech company founded in 2016, is helping to transition to a carbon-free economy by providing an end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries while meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical battery materials. With its innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies, Li-Cycle’s closed-loop solution will create a domestic supply of scarce battery-grade materials in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Li-Cycle’s recent $175 million expansion into the Eastman Business Park in Rochester will create over 100 local jobs and make it the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, operating in a way that creates an economically viable resource from something that is otherwise considered a waste.
Corning Inc. Leverages Canadian Innovation
Since 1851, Corning — a Fortune 500 company located in Upstate NY — has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. For nearly 50 years, Corning has pioneered the backbone of telecommunications networks through its fiber, cable, and connectivity solutions.
In 2015, Corning acquired Montreal-based iBwave, an industry leader in wireless solutions whose professional services are used around the world. Further leveraging Canadian technology strengths, in 2019, Corning expanded its R&D capabilities through the establishment of its Corning Technology Center Montreal. The CTCM will initially focus on software solutions for telecommunications networks, helping Corning’s customers unlock opportunities presented by such emerging technologies as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and data analytics.
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 York exports $13.8 billion in goods to Canada annually
New York exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 8%
- Chemicals: 6%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 15%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 25%
- Plastics & rubbers: 3%
- Transportation: 5%
- Other: 29%
New York imports $15.2 billion in goods from Canada annually
New York imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 13%
- Chemicals: 3%
- Energy: 9%
- Equipment & machinery: 11%
- Forest products: 8%
- Minerals & metals: 36%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Transportation: 4%
- Other: 12%
Top New York goods exports to Canada
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $2.1 billion
- Paper & paperboard: $575 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $521 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $345 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $333 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $300 million
- Perfumes, essential oils & toiletries: $245 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $214 million
- Copper & copper articles: $209 million
- Compressors & pumps: $182 million
Top New York goods imports from Canada
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $3.2 billion
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $764 million
- Natural gas & other gases: $614 million
- Paper & paperboard: $610 million
- Copper & copper articles: $563 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $542 million
- Furniture & bedding: $338 million
- Electricity: $323 million
- Fuel oil: $315 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $254 million
New York exports $9.2 billion in services to Canada annually
Top New York services exports to Canada
- Financial Services: $2.7 billion
- Business & Professional Services: $2.4 billion
- Travel Services: $1.6 billion
- Transportation Services: $1.0 billion
- Royalties: $486 million
For more information on New Yorkâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in New York.
- 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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