New HQ in Indiana

In July 2016, Canada's Weston Foods announced that it would invest $1.6 million to renovate Maplehurst Bakeries'—  a Weston Foods subsidiary—  20,000 square foot production facility in Brownsburg, where the company is locating its new U.S. headquarters. Weston employs 1,000 Hoosiers across the state. “Weston Foods is the latest company to pick Indiana for its headquarters, and we're happy to welcome the company's growth and new jobs to the Hoosier state,” said then-Governor Mike Pence.

Manufacturing Success

Martinrea International Inc. is a publicly held Canadian company and global leader in the development and production of quality metal parts, assemblies, modules, fluid management systems and complex aluminum products for the automotive sector. In Indiana, Martinrea employs nearly 600 people and has major manufacturing operations in North Vernon and Corydon.

Investing in Hoosiers

There are over 160 Canadian-owned companies operating in Indiana and the numbers keep growing. These companies are responsible for almost 13,000 jobs throughout the state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average salary in the state of Indiana is $42,070. This means that Canadian-owned businesses are directly responsible for $536 million in salary dollars! Therefore, not only do Canadian companies pay their taxes locally, they also contribute to the local economy through these salary dollars. These companies employ Hoosiers in every sector of the economy and are clearly major contributors to Indiana's economy!

Indiana–Canada trade

  • Indiana exports to Canada: $11.5 billion
  • Indiana imports from Canada: $7.3 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $18.8 billion
  • Indiana services exports to Canada: $584 million

Indiana–Canada tourism

  • Indiana visits by Canadians: 367,000
  • Indiana vacation spending by Canadians: $55 million

Indiana’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Motor vehicle parts: $2.0 billion
  • Automobiles: $1.2 billion
  • Trucks: $804 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $518 million
  • Crude petroleum: $393 million

Indiana’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Medicine, in dosage: $1.0 billion
  • Motor vehicle parts: $783 million
  • Engines & turbines: $418 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $416 million
  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $400 million

Indiana exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (47%)
  • Equipment & machinery (19%)
  • Minerals & metals (10%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Energy (4%)
  • Other (10%)

Indiana imports from Canada by industry

  • Minerals & metals (22%)
  • Chemicals (20%)
  • Transportation (14%)
  • Equipment & machinery (14%)
  • Agriculture (8%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (7%)
  • Other (16%)

Indiana Jobs

  • 189,800 Indiana jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Indiana top services exports to Canada

  • Royalties: $117 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $74 million
  • Insurance: $53 million
  • Financial services: $3 million
  • Telecommunications: $1 million


  • 189,800 jobs in Indiana depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Indiana’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Indiana goods trade: $18.8 billion

Connect to our team

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

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.