Can–Am Border Serves as Praxair’s Conduit to Its Customers

Praxair, a Fortune 250 company headquartered in Danbury with 2015 sales of $10.8 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North America and one of the largest worldwide. Its Canadian and U.S. operations form a fully integrated supply chain network, with most plants producing oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide. Praxair is responsive to its customers, making frequent deliveries across the Canada–U.S. border based on the hourly monitoring of its supply chain. Praxair produces “green” hydrogen, a by-product of the hydropower-purified chemical processes from its Niagara Falls, New York plant, for its Canadian customers.

Canadian Investment Set to Transform New Haven’s Coliseum

LiveWorkLearnPlay, a Quebec-based international real estate development and advisory firm, creates iconic mixed-use neighborhoods. It is undertaking the development of a diverse district in New Haven. Valued at $395 million, the development will bind the district with its surrounding neighborhoods. Located at the gateway to Downtown New Haven, the former Coliseum site spans more than five acres. LiveWorkLearnPlay is responsible for all aspects the project and is working collaboratively with the city, state, and numerous other stakeholders to develop the vision.

Connecticut–Canada trade

  • Connecticut exports to Canada: $1.6 billion
  • Connecticut imports from Canada: $3.4 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $5.0 billion
  • Connecticut services exports to Canada: $773 million

Connecticut–Canada tourism

  • Connecticut visits by Canadians: 156,400
  • Connecticut vacation spending by Canadians: $35 million

Connecticut’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Aircraft: $295 million
  • Fuel oil: $129 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $95 million
  • Optical, medical & precision instruments: $89 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $48 million

Connecticut’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Aircraft: $1.6 billion
  • Fuel oil: $155 million
  • Engines & turbines: $135 million
  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $125 million
  • Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $81 million

Connecticut exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (31%)
  • Transportation (21%)
  • Minerals & metals (12%)
  • Energy (8%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Other (15%)

Connecticut imports from Canada by industry

  • Transportation (49%)
  • Minerals & metals (12%)
  • Equipment & machinery (11%)
  • Forest products (6%)
  • Agriculture (6%)
  • Energy (5%)
  • Other (10%)

Connecticut Jobs

  • 96,400 Connecticut jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Connecticut top services exports to Canada

  • Financial services: $213 million
  • Insurance services: $149 million
  • Travel: $148 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $112 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $72 million


  • 96,400 jobs in Connecticut depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Total Canada–Connecticut goods trade: $5.0 billion

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September 2016
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2015 data in U.S. dollars. Statistics Canada: 2014 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2016 release, US$1.00=C$1.1045). U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2016 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2014 services trade (11/2015 release). Job numbers are from a study commissioned by the Government of Canada (11/2014 release, 2013 data). Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.