State trade fact sheets - West Virginia
- 40 Canadian-owned businesses employ 1,422 workers in West Virginia
- Canada is the #1 customer for most states,
including West Virginia
- 76% of Canadian exports to the U.S. are raw materials, parts, and components used to create other goods in the United States
- Canada sells more to West Virginia than it sells to the Phillipines
Contact Tracing Made Easier
Canadian-headquartered HealthSpace Data Systems LTD is an industry-leading technology company currently providing inspection, information, communication, and data management systems for federal, state, county, and municipal governments. With its HSCloud Suite platform for contact tracing, HealthSpace has been helping health Departments in West Virginia fight the COVID-19 pandemic. HealthSpace’s platform automatically contacts enrolled individuals and collects information via a daily symptom survey. It sends alerts to public health officials when a possible COVID-19 exposure has occurred. The cloud-based system eliminates the need for cold calling, increasing the speed of contact tracing and allowing officials to make informed decisions in real-time.
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 $2 billion facility is Toyota’s only plant in North America that manufactures both engines and transmissions. Canadian auto sector businesses play an important role in this supply chain.
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 RAV4s, and Lexus RXs. TMMWV is also the only Toyota plant in North America producing hybrid transaxles for Highlander and Sienna hybrids.
Pratt & Whitney Celebrates 50 Years of Overhauling Engines in West Virginia
In October 2021, Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility — Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Inc., located in Bridgeport. The facility employs some 400 people and overhauls between 500 and 600 engines a year. In 2019, Pratt & Whitney’s U.S.–Canadian team, in collaboration with the state of West Virginia, announced a $30 million investment to add a new MRO line to the facility.
West Virginia exports $1.4 billion in goods to Canada annually
West Virginia exports to Canada by industry
- Chemicals: 8%
- Energy: 6%
- Equipment & machinery: 60%
- Forest products: 3%
- Minerals & metals: 9%
- Plastics & rubbers: 8%
- Transportation: 5%
- Other: 1%
West Virginia imports $1.3 billion in goods from Canada annually
West Virginia imports from Canada by industry
- Chemicals: 16%
- Energy: 5%
- Equipment & machinery: 32%
- Forest products: 10%
- Minerals & metals: 23%
- Plastics & rubbers: 4%
- Other: 10%
Top West Virginia goods exports to Canada
- Engines & turbines: $672 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $112 million
- Motor vehicle parts: $44 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $44 million
- Coal: $39 million
- Organic chemicals: $24 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $24 million
- Optical, medical & precision instruments: $23 million
- Wood & semi-finished wood products: $21 million
- Fuel oil: $21 million
Top West Virginia goods imports from Canada
- Engines & turbines: $338 million
- Organic chemicals: $185 million
- Paper & paperboard: $97 million
- Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $69 million
- Aluminum & aluminum articles: $62 million
- Plastics & plastic articles: $48 million
- Copper & copper articles: $45 million
- Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $40 million
- Fuel oil: $34 million
- Zinc & zinc articles: $26 million
West Virginia exports $72 million in services to Canada annually
Top West Virginia services exports to Canada
- Travel (including for eduction): $22 million
- Business services: $19 million
- Charges for the use of intellectual property: $16 million
- Maintenance & repair services: $5 million
- Financial services: $4 million
For more information on West Virginia’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Washington.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2021 data in U.S. dollars.
- U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2022 release).
- The Trade Partnership: 2019 services exports (estimated, 11/2021 release).
- Dun + Bradstreet: Canadian-owned businesses (3/2022 release).
- Figures may not add up due to rounding.
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