State trade fact sheets - Oklahoma
- 76 Canadian-owned businesses employ 2,794 workers in Oklahoma
- 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
- Oklahoma & Canada traded
$88 million in agricultural goods in 2020
ProPipe Groundbreaking at Iron Horse
Under the direction of Citizen Potawatomi Tribal Chairman John A. “Rocky” Barrett, an historic international indigenous-owned partnership has been launched between CPN Iron Horse Industrial Park and Pro Pipe USA LLC, a Canadian Cree-owned pipeline manufacturing firm, that will operate a 50,000 square foot production facility located on 25 acres of land at Iron Horse Industrial Park. At peak production, Pro-Pipe USA LLC’s Iron Horse Industrial Park facility will employ 30 to 40 workers manufacturing high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) for the oil and gas, mining, irrigation, sewer, telecommunications, geothermal and municipal water markets.
Working Together at Tinker AFB
Since 1979, Canadian Armed Forces personnel have been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City in support of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). As partners in NORAD, the only bi-national command of its kind in the world, the U.S. and Canada work side-by-side to carry out aerospace warning and control, as well as maritime warning, in the defense of North America.
The Canadian Detachment at Tinker includes more than 40 members who work as part of the U.S. Air Force 552<nd Air Control Wing (ACW) to operate a fleet of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. These aircraft deploy as “eyes in the sky” in missions around the world. The Canadian Detachment has participated in every major deployment of the 552<nd ACW. They even added Canadian flavor to their own nickname: “Eh-WACS.”
Coreslab Lays Strong Foundations in Oklahoma
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, precast concrete manufacturing company Coreslab Structures Inc. makes both structural and architectural precast concrete products in plants located throughout the southern United States. The company operates a PCI Certified Plant in Tulsa that produces high quality bridge members and structural commercial products. The company has also invested in developing its Oklahoma City location into a state-of-the-art batch plant that allows Coreslab to batch more cubic yards of concrete per minute than any other concrete manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. Coreslab has built dozens of structures that are compliant with the criteria of FEMA and ICC500 – the standards that govern storm shelters, including two shelters built at a high school in Moore, Oklahoma, which was hit in 2013 with an EF5 tornado.
Oklahoma exports $1.5 billion in goods to Canada annually
Oklahoma exports to Canada by industry
- Chemicals: 16%
- Energy: 5%
- Equipment & machinery: 40%
- Minerals & metals: 10%
- Plastics & rubbers: 6%
- Transportation: 17%
- Other: 6%
Oklahoma imports $4.4 billion in goods from Canada annually
Oklahoma imports from Canada by industry
- Energy: 72%
- Equipment & machinery: 14%
- Forest products: 3%
- Other: 11%
Top Oklahoma goods exports to Canada
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $123 million
- Inorganic chemicals: $95 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $91 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $57 million
- Aircraft & parts: $51 million
- Fuel oil: $50 million
- Organic chemicals: $45 million
- Compressors & pumps: $45 million
- Hoists, derricks & lifting equipment: $34 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $33 million
Top Oklahoma goods imports from Canada
- Crude petroleum: $3.1 billion
- Engines & turbines: $376 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $62 million
- Wood pulp: $55 million
- Aircraft & parts: $45 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $41 million
- Softwood lumber: $29 million
- Paper & paperboard: $26 million
- Furniture & bedding: $24 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $22 million
Oklahoma exports $308 million in services to Canada annually
Top Oklahoma services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $127 million
- Business & Professional Services: $61 million
- Transportation Services: $55 million
- Royalties: $20 million
- Financial Services: $18 million
For more information on Oklahomaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Dallas.
- 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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