State trade fact sheets - West Virginia
- 27 Canadian-owned businesses employ 1,211 workers in West Virginia
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states,
including West Virginia
- Over 76% of U.S. imports from Canada are goods that are used in the production of other goods
- West Virginia sells more goods to Canada than to its next three largest foreign markets combined â€” India, China & Ukraine
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Toyota’s North American Supply Chain Thrives in West Virginia
Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) was established in 1996 in Buffalo, WV. Employing over 2,000 people in West Virginia, the $1.4 billion facility is Toyota’s only plant in North America that manufacturers both engines and transmissions. Component parts for this plant come from all over North America, including from Canada, and the finished engines and transmissions are shipped across the continent, with approximately 30% headed to Canada to feed the manufacture and assembly of Toyota Corollas, RAV4s, and Lexus RXs. TMMWV is also the only Toyota plant in North America producing hybrid transaxles for Highlander and Sienna hybrids.
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.
West Virginia exports $1.3 billion in goods to Canada annually
West Virginia exports to Canada by industry
- Chemicals: 6%
- Energy: 7%
- Equipment & machinery: 61%
- Forest products: 3%
- Minerals & metals: 7%
- Plastics & rubbers: 8%
- Transportation: 8%
- Other: 0%
West Virginia imports $1.0 billion in goods from Canada annually
West Virginia imports from Canada by industry
- Chemicals: 10%
- Equipment & machinery: 35%
- Forest products: 8%
- Minerals & metals: 29%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Transportation: 3%
- Other: 11%
Top West Virginia goods exports to Canada
- Engines & turbines: $661 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $95 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $72 million
- Coal: $49 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $26 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $24 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $22 million
- Aircraft & parts: $22 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $20 million
- Organic chemicals: $17 million
Top West Virginia goods imports from Canada
- Engines & turbines: $280 million
- Organic chemicals: $84 million
- Paper & paperboard: $69 million
- Copper & copper articles: $56 million
- Nickel & nickel articles: $55 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $51 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $41 million
- Pearls, gems, precious metals & jewelry: $38 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $30 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $27 million
West Virginia exports $122 million in services to Canada annually
Top West Virginia services exports to Canada
- Travel Services: $71 million
- Business & Professional Services: $17 million
- Royalties: $15 million
- Equipment Installation & Maintenance: $8 million
- Financial Services: $4 million
For more information on West Virginiaâ€™s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Washington.
- 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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