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The United States and Canada – A strong partnership in agriculture

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The United States and Canada

A strong, integrated and balanced partnership in agriculture

Let's keep a good thing growing!

In 2018, Canada was the #1 export market for U.S. agricultural products!

Did you know?

Nearly $2 billion worth of goods and services crosses the U.S.-Canada border every day.

The U.S. exports more to Canada than to China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined!

Nearly 9 million jobs in the U.S. rely on trade and investment with Canada.

For every $1 billion in U.S. agricultural exports, approximately 8,100 American jobs are supported and $1.3 billion in economic activity is generated.

Over $15 billion of processed food and beverage products made in the U.S. were exported to Canada in 2018.

U.S. agricultural exports to Canada have increased 27% in the last 10 years.

Canada is the #1 agricultural export market for 30 U.S. states.

Balanced U.S.-Canada agriculture and agri-food trade = $49.7B

U.S. agricultural exports to Canada = $25.7 billion including:

  1. Fruits and Nuts $4.7B
  2. Food Preparations $4.2B
  3. Vegetables $2.9B
  4. Beverages $2.7B
  5. Baked goods $1.2B

U.S. agricultural imports from Canada = $24.0 billion including:

  1. Vegetables $2.8B
  2. Baked Goods $2.7B
  3. Beef and Pork $2.3B
  4. Canola Oil $1.6B
  5. Chocolate Products $1.4B

All figures in U.S. dollars based on 2018 total U.S. export and import data (as of March 2019).

Trade data source: U.S. Census Bureau based on the World Trade Organization definition of agriculture

Additional source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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