State trade fact sheets - South Carolina
- 133 Canadian-owned businesses employ 11,062 workers in South Carolina
- 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 is South Carolina’s
#2 export market
DIRTT Expands in York County
Canada’s DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc., an interior construction company that designs, manufactures, and installs prefabricated interior solutions for use primarily in commercial spaces, is building a new 130,000-square-foot facility in York County. The $18.5 million investment is expected to create more than 100 jobs, and will include the development of a new tile and millwork manufacturing facility. The project will maximize DIRTT’s production efficiency, ensure the company has the capacity to support business growth, and will help them better serve our customers geographically. The operation will also serve as the company’s East Coast sales and marketing hub.
EOC Naturals Invests in South Carolina
EOC Naturals is set to establish a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility in Allendale County, South Carolina. The development is projected to bring $3.3 million in capital investment and create 76 new jobs over the next five years. The company, which manufactures high-quality, food-grade pet treats, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, EOC Naturals uses state-of-the-art technology to produce a range of products for pets of all sizes under the Eurocan Pet Products brand, as well as for some of the country’s largest retailers.
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.
South Carolina exports $4.0 billion in goods to Canada annually
South Carolina exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 3%
- Apparel & textiles: 4%
- Chemicals: 7%
- Equipment & machinery: 24%
- Minerals & metals: 5%
- Plastics & rubbers: 16%
- Transportation: 37%
- Other: 4%
South Carolina imports $2.5 billion in goods from Canada annually
South Carolina imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 5%
- Apparel & textiles: 5%
- Chemicals: 16%
- Energy: 3%
- Equipment & machinery: 12%
- Forest products: 9%
- Minerals & metals: 12%
- Plastics & rubbers: 18%
- Transportation: 17%
- Other: 3%
Top South Carolina goods exports to Canada
- Aircraft & parts: $653 million
- Automobiles: $558 million
- Rubber & rubber articles: $417 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $207 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $190 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $81 million
- Heating, cooling & refrigeration equipment: $78 million
- Telecommunications parts: $72 million
- Paper & paperboard: $72 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $62 million
Top South Carolina goods imports from Canada
- Rubber & rubber articles: $222 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $219 million
- Aircraft & parts: $191 million
- Organic chemicals: $186 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $181 million
- Wood pulp: $117 million
- Fiber & woven goods from manmade sources: $102 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $80 million
- Fuel oil: $57 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $56 million
South Carolina exports $499 million in services to Canada annually
Top South Carolina services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $240 million
- Business & Professional Services: $113 million
- Royalties: $55 million
- Financial Services: $33 million
- Equipment Installation & Maintenance: $21 million
For more information on South Carolinaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Atlanta.
- 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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