State trade fact sheets - Oregon
- 120 Canadian-owned businesses employ 5,411 workers in Oregon
- 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’s JELD-WEN, a window & door manufacturer, employs
Canada’s National Pastime Finds New Leadership in Portland
The Portland Winterhawks of the Canadian-based Western Hockey League (WHL) have found new ownership. Saskatchewan natives Kerry Preete and Mike Frank teamed up with U.S.-based businessman Michael Kramer and National Hockey League executive Peter Luukko to purchase the franchise.
The Winterhawks organization employs 30 people in the Portland area and serves over 200,000 fans each year. The economic impact of Western Hockey League teams on communities like Portland is estimated to exceed $30 million on an annual basis. The Winterhawks captured the 2019–20 WHL Championship with a roster including 15 Canadian-born players.
Canada Creates Digital Connections in Oregon
Vancouver, B.C.-based 10net, which offers experiential digital signage services ranging from ideation, design, installation, system management and everything in between, recently launched its Portland office housing technicians and support staff. 10net chose Portland for its U.S. expansion due to the area’s low cost of living and quality of life. From Portland to Vancouver, 10net engineers build and operate digital infrastructure, providing clients such as Wetzel’s Pretzel, Subaru, Bosa Development, QuadReal and Kal Tire with state-of-the art digital experiences.
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.
Oregon exports $2.7 billion in goods to Canada annually
Oregon exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 17%
- Chemicals: 8%
- Equipment & machinery: 16%
- Forest products: 9%
- Minerals & metals: 10%
- Plastics & rubbers: 5%
- Transportation: 31%
- Other: 4%
Oregon imports $3.0 billion in goods from Canada annually
Oregon imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 14%
- Chemicals: 22%
- Energy: 9%
- Equipment & machinery: 11%
- Forest products: 17%
- Minerals & metals: 7%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Transportation: 10%
- Other: 6%
Top Oregon goods exports to Canada
- Tractors: $452 million
- Trucks: $258 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $155 million
- Pharmaceutical products: $141 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $95 million
- Fruits & nuts: $86 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $85 million
- Stone & cement products, abrasives: $56 million
- Prepared vegetables: $55 million
- Oil seeds: $51 million
Top Oregon goods imports from Canada
- Fertilizers: $551 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $357 million
- Aircraft & parts: $165 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $109 million
- Crude petroleum: $108 million
- Softwood lumber: $99 million
- Fuel oil: $90 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $76 million
- Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $70 million
- Vegetables: $50 million
Oregon exports $592 million in services to Canada annually
Top Oregon services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $196 million
- Royalties: $170 million
- Business & Professional Services: $110 million
- Tech Services: $41 million
- Transportation Services: $27 million
For more information on Oregonâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Seattle.
- 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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