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States with the most significant trade ties to Canada

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States with the most significant trade ties to Canada

The recipient of the most United States exports, and the country’s second biggest trade partner overall, Canada undoubtedly plays an instrumental role in shaping the U.S. economy. America’s neighbors to the north are primarily responsible for sending mineral fuels, vehicles, machinery, and plasticsthe culmination of which totaled approximately $300 billion in 2017, representing an 8% increase from 2016’s $278 billion import total.

While every state makes Canadian business deals to some extent, the degree to which Canada makes up a percentage of each state’s trade economy is incredibly variant because of the unique needs each state can fulfill for Canada and vice versa. It’s also dependent on each state’s proximity to the Great White North, and the underlying ease of transferring goods and services.

Using data from the United States Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the states, and Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with the most significant trade ties to Canada. The list sorts each state according to the percentage of their 2017 global imports and exports that went through Canadaso read on to discover how much of each state’s economy is stimulated by the U.S.’ Canadian friends.

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Ivtorov // Wikimedia Commons

#52. Hawaii

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $157.4 million (3.3% of Hawaii trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $24.7 million (2.6% of Hawaii exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $132.6 million (3.5% of Hawaii imports)

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Oquendo // Wikimedia Commons

#51. Puerto Rico

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $1.4 billion (4.1% of Puerto Rico trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $692.6 million (4.4% of Puerto Rico exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $719.2 million (4% of Puerto Rico imports)

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WClarke // Wikimedia Commons

#50. Louisiana

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $4.9 billion (5.2% of Louisiana trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.7 billion (4.7% of Louisiana exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.2 billion (5.8% of Louisiana imports)

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Nicolas Raymond // Flickr

#49. District of Columbia

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $103.3 million (5.3% of District of Columbia trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $11.2 million (0.8% of District of Columbia exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $92.1 million (19.1% of District of Columbia imports)

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Atsme // Wikimedia Commons

#48. New Mexico

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $329.7 million (5.6% of New Mexico trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $124.5 million (3.4% of New Mexico exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $205.2 million (9% of New Mexico imports)

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Tobias Scheck // Flickr

#47. Florida

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $8 billion (6.1% of Florida trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $3.6 billion (6.5% of Florida exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $4.4 billion (5.8% of Florida imports)

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Jamesb01 // Wikimedia Commons

#46. California

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $45.5 billion (7.4% of California trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $16.8 billion (9.8% of California exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $28.7 billion (6.5% of California imports)

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Eric Kounce // Wikimedia Commons

#45. Texas

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $41.1 billion (7.8% of Texas trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $22.8 billion (8.6% of Texas exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $18.3 billion (6.9% of Texas imports)

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Reinhard Kraasch // Wikimedia Commons

#44. Georgia

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $10.4 billion (8.1% of Georgia trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $6.2 billion (16.6% of Georgia exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $4.2 billion (4.6% of Georgia imports)

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Amateria1121 // Wikimedia Commons

#43. Nevada

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $2 billion (8.2% of Nevada trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.1 billion (9.1% of Nevada exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $903.7 million (7.4% of Nevada imports)

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Javcon117 // Flickr

#42. Maryland

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3.5 billion (8.4% of Maryland trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.5 billion (16.2% of Maryland exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2 billion (6.2% of Maryland imports)

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Jennifer A. Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

#41. Arizona

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3.5 billion (8.5% of Arizona trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.1 billion (9.9% of Arizona exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.5 billion (7.1% of Arizona imports)

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Will Hart // Wikimedia Commons

#40. Rhode Island

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $1.1 billion (9.1% of Rhode Island trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $495 million (20.7% of Rhode Island exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $580.4 million (6.2% of Rhode Island imports)

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Akhenaton06 // Wikimedia Commons

#39. South Carolina

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $6.6 billion (9.5% of South Carolina trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $3.8 billion (11.7% of South Carolina exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.8 billion (7.5% of South Carolina imports)

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Doug Kerr // Wikimedia Commons

#38. New Jersey

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $14.5 billion (9.9% of New Jersey trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $6.8 billion (19.6% of New Jersey exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $7.8 billion (6.9% of New Jersey imports)

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EMW // Wikimedia Commons

#37. Virginia

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $5 billion (10.9% of Virginia trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $3 billion (18% of Virginia exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2 billion (6.9% of Virginia imports)

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Choess // Wikimedia Commons

#36. Delaware

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $1.5 billion (12% of Delaware trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $599.9 million (13.2% of Delaware exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $865.9 million (11.3% of Delaware imports)

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lucianvenutian // Wikimedia Commons

#35. Mississippi

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3.1 billion (12% of Mississippi trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.2 billion (20% of Mississippi exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $900.9 million (6% of Mississippi imports)

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jive667 // Flickr

#34. Tennessee

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $13.5 billion (12% of Tennessee trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $9 billion (27% of Tennessee exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $4.5 billion (5.7% of Tennessee imports)

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Ildar Sagdejev // Wikimedia Commons

#33. North Carolina

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $9.9 billion (12.4% of North Carolina trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $6.6 billion (20.2% of North Carolina exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3.3 billion (7.1% of North Carolina imports)

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NRCS Oregon // Flickr

#32. Oregon

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $5.1 billion (12.6% of Oregon trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.3 billion (10.6% of Oregon exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.8 billion (15.1% of Oregon imports)

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Andy Pernick // Wikimedia Commons

#31. Arkansas

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $2 billion (13.1% of Arkansas trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.3 billion (19.8% of Arkansas exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $791.1 million (8.5% of Arkansas imports)

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Wolfgang Staudt // Wikimedia Commons

#30. Utah

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3.4 billion (13.3% of Utah trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.2 billion (10.4% of Utah exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.2 billion (15.8% of Utah imports)

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Scott Baue // Wikimedia Commons

#29. Connecticut

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $4.8 billion (14.3% of Connecticut trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.9 billion (12.8% of Connecticut exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.9 billion (15.4% of Connecticut imports)

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

#28. Kentucky

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $11.3 billion (14.4% of Kentucky trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $7.7 billion (24.9% of Kentucky exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3.6 billion (7.6% of Kentucky imports)

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Jay Woodworth // Flickr

#27. New York

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $29.6 billion (14.6% of New York trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $12.6 billion (16.7% of New York exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $17 billion (13.4% of New York imports)

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USEPA Environmental-Protection-Agency // Wikimedia Commons

#26. Alabama

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $6.8 billion (14.9% of Alabama trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $4.1 billion (19.1% of Alabama exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.6 billion (11.1% of Alabama imports)

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Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism // Flickr

#25. Massachusetts

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $9.8 billion (15.7% of Massachusetts trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.9 billion (10.7% of Massachusetts exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $6.8 billion (19.8% of Massachusetts imports)

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Joe Mabel // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Washington

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $21.5 billion (16.9% of Washington trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $8 billion (10.4% of Washington exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $13.5 billion (27% of Washington imports)

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Frank Kovalchek // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Alaska

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $1.2 billion (17.4% of Alaska trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $706.6 million (14.3% of Alaska exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $454.9 million (26.3% of Alaska imports)

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Jschnalzer // Wikimedia Commons

#22. Pennsylvania

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $21.9 billion (18% of Pennsylvania trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $10.3 billion (26.5% of Pennsylvania exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $11.7 billion (14% of Pennsylvania imports)

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

#21. Kansas

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $4 billion (18.3% of Kansas trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $2.5 billion (22.2% of Kansas exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.5 billion (14.3% of Kansas imports)

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Acroterion // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Idaho

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $1.9 billion (20% of Idaho trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $841.7 million (21.8% of Idaho exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.1 billion (18.8% of Idaho imports)

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U.S. Department of Agriculture // Flickr

#19. Nebraska

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $2.4 billion (22% of Nebraska trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.6 billion (21.9% of Nebraska exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $826.7 million (22% of Nebraska imports)

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources // Flickr

#18. Wisconsin

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $11.1 billion (22.3% of Wisconsin trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $6.9 billion (30.9% of Wisconsin exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $4.3 billion (15.3% of Wisconsin imports)

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TwoScarsUp // Wikimedia Commons

#17. Indiana

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $21.1 billion (22.8% of Indiana trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $13.1 billion (34.7% of Indiana exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $7.9 billion (14.5% of Indiana imports)

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Larry Lamsa // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Colorado

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $5 billion (23.9% of Colorado trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.4 billion (17.3% of Colorado exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3.6 billion (28.1% of Colorado imports)

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daveynin // Flickr

#15. Illinois

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $49.7 billion (24.8% of Illinois trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $17.6 billion (27.1% of Illinois exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $32.2 billion (23.7% of Illinois imports)

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Nyttend // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Missouri

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $8.4 billion (25.4% of Missouri trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $5.2 billion (36.4% of Missouri exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3.2 billion (17.2% of Missouri imports)

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Chris Gent // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Ohio

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $31.1 billion (26.4% of Ohio trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $18.9 billion (37.7% of Ohio exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $12.2 billion (18% of Ohio imports)

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Tim Kiser // Wikimedia Commons

#12. West Virginia

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $2.8 billion (26.5% of West Virginia trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.5 billion (21.3% of West Virginia exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.3 billion (37.5% of West Virginia imports)

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Doug Kerr // Wikimedia Commons

#11. Minnesota

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $13.9 billion (27.6% of Minnesota trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $4.3 billion (20.7% of Minnesota exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $9.6 billion (32.3% of Minnesota imports)

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duggar11 // Flickr

#10. Oklahoma

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $4.4 billion (29.4% of Oklahoma trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.4 billion (26% of Oklahoma exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3 billion (31.3% of Oklahoma imports)

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Don Graham // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Iowa

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $6.7 billion (29.9% of Iowa trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $4 billion (30.6% of Iowa exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.7 billion (28.8% of Iowa imports)

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#8. Michigan

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $72.3 billion (36.1% of Michigan trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $24.8 billion (41.5% of Michigan exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $47.4 billion (33.8% of Michigan imports)

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Anthony Quintano // Flickr

#7. New Hampshire

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $6 billion (36.5% of New Hampshire trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $576.4 million (11.2% of New Hampshire exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $5.5 billion (48% of New Hampshire imports)

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Larry Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

#6. Wyoming

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $791.5 million (38.5% of Wyoming trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $204.3 million (17.1% of Wyoming exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $587.2 million (68.4% of Wyoming imports)

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John Menard // Flickr

#5. South Dakota

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $950 million (38.6% of South Dakota trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $536.3 million (39.4% of South Dakota exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $413.7 million (37.6% of South Dakota imports)

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Jubileejourney // Wikimedia Commons

#4. Maine

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3 billion (49.9% of Maine trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.2 billion (45.5% of Maine exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.8 billion (53.5% of Maine imports)

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chensiyuan // Wikimedia Commons

#3. Vermont

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $3.4 billion (53.7% of Vermont trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $1.1 billion (38.5% of Vermont exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $2.4 billion (65.2% of Vermont imports)

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Roger Peterson // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Montana

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $4.3 billion (73.2% of Montana trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $669.7 million (41.8% of Montana exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $3.6 billion (85% of Montana imports)

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Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

#1. North Dakota

Total trade with Canada in 2017: $5.9 billion (73.7% of North Dakota trade)

2017 exports to Canada: $4.4 billion (82.4% of North Dakota exports)

2017 imports from Canada: $1.6 billion (56.8% of North Dakota imports)

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