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SEUS-CP Preview: North & South Carolina Trade Facts

SEUS-CP Preview: North & South Carolina Trade Facts

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This year's SEUS-CP Conference will be held in Fredericton, NB from June 12th-14th. The weeks leading up to the conference will include Canadian trade facts on the Southeastern States that will take part in the conference. Those state includes Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississipi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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North Carolina Trade Facts

Foreign Export Markets

* Largest export market: Canada
    * NC sells more to Canada than the next 2 countries combined
    * % foreign-bound goods sold to Canada: 21%

Jobs

    * 244,600 jobs in North Carolina depend on trade with Canada

Top Canadian-owned businesses in North Carolina

    * RBC Bank: 1,843
    * Magna International: 360
    * Fraser West Timber Co Ltd: 316
    * Sitel Worldwide Corp: 300
    * Technibilt Ltd: 300

Merchandise trade

    * NC exports to Canada: $3.6 billion
    * NC imports from Canada: $3.4 billion
    * Bilateral trade: $7 billion

Top exports

    * Medical, ophthalmic & orthopaedic supplies: $254 million
    * Computers: $183 million
    * Motor vehicle parts, except engines: $178 million
    * Medicine, in dosage: $92 million
    * Unshaped plastics: $87 million
    * Furniture & fixtures: $79 million
    * Valves: $63 million
    * Paper & paperboard: $59 million
    * Inorganic chemicals: $50 million
    * Man-made fiber yarn & thread: $46 million

Top imports

    * Medicine, in dosage: $1.2 billion
    * Organic chemicals: $139 million
    * Medical, ophthalmic & orthopaedic supplies: $136 million
    * Synthetic rubber & plastics: $119 million
    * Softwood lumber: $116 million
    * Basic plastic shapes & forms: $111 million
    * Petroleum & coal products: $85 million
    * Engines & turbines: $77 million
    * Containers: $71 million
    * Motor vehicle parts, except engines: $64 million

Tourism account

    * Canadian visits to North Carolina: 444,200
    *    $ spent: $109 million
    * North Carolinian visits to Canada: 148,600
    *    $ spent: $86 million

South Carolina Trade Facts

Foreign export markets

    * % foreign-bound goods sold to Canada: 16%

Jobs

    * 114,100 jobs in South Carolina depend on trade with Canada

Top Canadian-owned businesses in South Carolina

    * Liberty Insurance Services Corp: 668
    * Magna International: 630
    * Drive Automotive Industries of America Inc: 500
    * New South Lumber Co Inc: 490
    * Blair Mills LLC: 370

Merchandise trade

    * SC exports to Canada: $2.5 billion
    * SC imports from Canada: $1.6 billion
    * Bilateral trade: $4 billion

Top exports

    * Automobiles: $240 million
    * Motor vehicle parts, except engines: $103 million
    * Paper & paperboard: $102 million
    * Air conditioning & refrigeration equipment: $90 million
    * Unshaped plastics: $90 million
    * Synthetic & reclaimed rubber: $57 million
    * Motor vehicle engine parts: $51 million
    * Rubber fabricated materials: $42 million
    * Valves: $42 million
    * Containers: $38 million

Top imports

    * Engines & turbines: $119 million
    * Petroleum & coal products: $80 million
    * Organic chemicals: $77 million
    * Synthetic rubber & plastics: $68 million
    * Motor vehicle parts, except engines: $56 million
    * Yarn, thread, cordage, twine & rope: $54 million
    * Wood pulp: $36 million
    * Basic plastic shapes & forms: $34 million
    * Metal fabricated basic products: $31 million
    * Wheat: $27 million

Tourism account

    * Canadian visits to South Carolina: 527,200
    *    $ spent: $272 million
    * South Carolinian visits to Canada: 56,800
    *    $ spent: $38 million

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