Delta Counts on Canada

In 2016, Canada's Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Inc. announced an agreement for the sale and purchase of 75 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 50 CS100 aircraft. The order represents Bombardier's largest order to date for this aircraft type.

The purchase decision supports Delta's previously announced domestic strategy to upgrade its fleet with more efficient aircraft. The reduced noise and emissions of the C Series also align with the airline's broader goal to reduce its environmental footprint. Delta plans to deploy the aircraft on short- to medium-haul routes throughout its network.

Decostar Doubles Size

After opening its doors a dozen years ago, Decostar Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Canada's Magna International, has nearly doubled in size.

The company's Carroll County plant makes automotive exterior parts for original equipment manufacturers across the Southeast including Kia in Georgia, Hyundai in Alabama, Nissan in Tennessee and Mississippi and BMW in South Carolina.

The facility was launched to meet the needs of Decostar's international customers, which account for 80% of the company's business. Nearly 1,000 people are employed at the Georgia location, placing it among the top 10 largest automotive industry employers in the state.

In 2016, Decostar was selected to receive the prestigious Governor's International Award—  Large International Company (500+ employees). The award honors a Georgia-based company engaged in international business that demonstrates achievement, growth and actively promotes the state's international business efforts.

Georgia–Canada trade

  • Georgia exports to Canada: $5.8 billion
  • Georgia imports from Canada: $4.0 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $9.8 billion
  • Georgia services exports to Canada: $1.9 billion

Georgia–Canada tourism

  • Georgia visits by Canadians: 731,800
  • Georgia vacation spending by Canadians: $135 million

Georgia’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Automobiles: $1.1 billion
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $396 million
  • Carpets: $255 million
  • Optical, medical & precision instruments: $231 million
  • Aircraft: $223 million

Georgia’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Plastics & plastic articles: $357 million
  • Copper & copper articles: $225 million
  • Softwood lumber: $162 million
  • Telephones & AV recording equipment: $147 million
  • Engines & turbines: $139 million

Georgia exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (32%)
  • Equipment & machinery (26%)
  • Agriculture (9%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (8%)
  • Apparel & textiles (8%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Other (12%)

Georgia imports from Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (26%)
  • Minerals & metals (13%)
  • Agriculture (12%)
  • Forest products (10%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (10%)
  • Transportation (6%)
  • Other (22%)

Georgia Jobs

  • 330,600 Georgia jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Georgia top services exports to Canada

  • Business, professional & technical services: $328 million
  • Royalties: $197 million
  • Financial services: $104 million
  • Telecommunications: $39 million
  • Insurance: $37 million


  • 330,600 jobs in Georgia depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Georgia’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Georgia goods trade: $9.8 billion

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For more information on Georgia’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Atlanta.

February 2017
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2016 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 (2/2017 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2015 services trade (1/2017 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.