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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 2019, 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.

Canada is the U.S.' largest customer and buys more of its goods than China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined!

Canadian companies operating in the U.S. directly employ 500,000 Americans.

Canadian investors make significant, reliable, and long-term economic commitments in the U.S., with investments reaching more than $350 billion in recent years.

U.S. agricultural exports to Canada have increased 114% in the last 15 years.

Over $15 billion of processed food and beverage products made in the U.S. were exported to Canada in 2019.

Canada is the #1 agricultural export market for 28 U.S. states.

USMCA will strengthen agricultural trade between the U.S. and Canada!

Total U.S.-Canada agriculture and agri-food trade (Agri-food WTO HS6) = $50.3B

U.S. agricultural exports to Canada = $25.6 billion including:

  1. Fruits and Nuts $3.5B
  2. Vegetables $3.0B
  3. Food Preparations $2.4B
  4. Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar $2.1B
  5. Baked Goods $1.3B

U.S. agricultural imports from Canada = $24.7 billion including:

  1. Baked Goods $3.0B
  2. Fresh, Chilled or Frozen Meat $2.6B
  3. Vegetables $2.0B
  4. Canola Oil $1.6B
  5. Chocolate Products $1.5B

All figures in U.S. dollars based on 2019 total U.S. export and import data (as of March 2020).

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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