State trade fact sheets - Texas
- 690 Canadian-owned businesses employ 56,903 workers in Texas
- 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 sells more to Texas than it sells to the UK
North American Partnership Helps Us All Breathe Easier
Houston-based Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) launched a partnership with U.S.-based Dust Free LP, Canada-based Engineering CPR, and Mexico-based Instalaciones y Especialidades Metalicas SA de CV to produce its new BIODEFENSE INDOOR AIR PROTECTION SYSTEM: an air purifier that traps and deactivates the virus using high heat without affecting ambient air — a method called thermal disinfection.
Indoor air protection plays a critical role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The CEO of Medistar Corporation believes that partnerships between public and private entities are paramount to ensure that this technology becomes quickly available for as many people as possible. Pilot installations in COVID-19 hotspots and high-priority environments such as schools promise further breakthroughs in personal and commercial settings.
Stantec Builds Sustainable Texas Schools
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Stantec is an international professional services company in the design and consulting industry with over 500 employees in Texas. Because of its annual investment of approximately $3 million to develop innovative technologies and approaches to environmentally friendly technologies, Stantec is considered a leader in eco-conscious designs. In Texas, Stantec architecture offices focus on education projects that incorporate sustainability features designed to teach students about conservation. On average, they open two new high schools, three new middle schools, and eight new elementary schools annually. The company recognizes the fact that conserving and preserving natural landscapes is necessary for Texas’ culture and future.
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee
Family-owned Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee has been in business for over 100 years, growing from a small distributor in Mississauga, Ontario, into a leading provider of private label solutions for some of the world’s largest retailers and foodservice companies. Mother Parkers relies on North American transportation and supply chain networks to produce its goods and keep them moving efficiently. Whether shipping raw materials from Mexico to operations in Canada or employing approximately 300 Texans at its state-of-the-art roasting plant in Fort Worth, these relationships have helped this fourth-generation family business become the fourth-largest roaster in North America.
Texas exports $23.2 billion in goods to Canada annually
Texas exports to Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 5%
- Chemicals: 7%
- Energy: 26%
- Equipment & machinery: 26%
- Minerals & metals: 12%
- Plastics & rubbers: 9%
- Transportation: 11%
- Other: 4%
Texas imports $15.2 billion in goods from Canada annually
Texas imports from Canada by industry
- Agriculture: 7%
- Chemicals: 9%
- Energy: 27%
- Equipment & machinery: 16%
- Forest products: 6%
- Minerals & metals: 8%
- Plastics & rubbers: 7%
- Transportation: 10%
- Other: 10%
Top Texas goods exports to Canada
- Crude petroleum: $4.6 billion
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $2.0 billion
- Plastics & plastic articles: $1.9 billion
- Aircraft & parts: $1.2 billion
- Fuel oil: $1.1 billion
- Organic chemicals: $861 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $731 million
- Computers: $718 million
- Trucks: $624 million
- Telephones & AV recording equipment: $505 million
Top Texas goods imports from Canada
- Crude petroleum: $3.7 billion
- Plastics & plastic articles: $829 million
- Aircraft & parts: $767 million
- Softwood lumber: $585 million
- Organic chemicals: $467 million
- Engines & turbines: $385 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $383 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $378 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $309 million
- Furniture & bedding: $270 million
Texas exports $4.6 billion in services to Canada annually
Top Texas services exports to Canada
- Business & Professional Services: $1.2 billion
- Travel Services: $1.1 billion
- Transportation Services: $611 million
- Royalties: $563 million
- Tech Services: $504 million
For more information on Texasâ€™ 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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