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States with the most significant trade ties to Canada

Stacker Logo By Ben Wittstein of Stacker | Slide 1 of 53: 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 plastics—the 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 Canada—so read on to discover how much of each state’s economy is stimulated by the U.S.’ Canadian friends. Click here to find out the states with the most significant trade ties to Mexico

Stacker looks at the states with the strongest trade relationships with 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 plastics — the 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 U.S. 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 Canada — so click ahead to discover how much of each state’s economy is stimulated by the U.S.’ Canadian friends.

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