Fly High, Grow Strong

Located in Waterloo, ON, Canada, Aeryon Labs is one of North America’s leading developers of small unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology, commonly known as drones. Since 2013, Kansas State University (KSU) has used Aeryon’s UAS to research, develop and test UAS for remote sensing in agriculture and emergency response. As of 2015, KSU has FAA approval to operate Aeryon’s UAS state-wide. This technology continues to benefit farmers and livestock producers across the world, particularly in a deeply agrarian state such as Kansas. Projected uses for UAS technology include helping farmers view and assess their fields more accurately; to make informed decisions on planting, crop rotation, pest control, and manage the impact of weather on crops. The KSU UAS program is among the first in the U.S. to offer a bachelor’s degree in unmanned aerial systems, and it continues to lead in advancing the success of UAS technology, as well as benefiting the local economy.

Change the World

Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, has been helping people thrive for years by creating products that are wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful. Cargill Meat Solutions employs more than 26,700 workers in locations across North America, including at nine locations in Canada. These businesses are responsible for beef, turkey, egg, and processed and cooked meat production, and distribution, for the Cargill, Inc. corporate family’s North American operations.

In October of 2015, Cargill’s CEO Gregory Page called for more investment in sustainable growing and climate research to meet the challenges facing Kansas's agricultural future. The company’s commitment to the environment and responsible, sustainable business practices is in line with the forward-thinking Cargill brand. In recognition of the company’s dedication to product innovation and quality, food safety, animal well-being, improved sustainability, and community engagement Cargill placed in the top 25 of Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list.

Kansas–Canada trade

  • Kansas exports to Canada: $2.4 billion
  • Kansas imports from Canada: $1.6 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $4.0 billion
  • Kansas services exports to Canada: $337 million

Kansas–Canada tourism

  • Kansas visits by Canadians: 52,400
  • Kansas vacation spending by Canadians: $8 million

Kansas’ top goods exports to Canada

  • Aircraft: $367 million
  • Animal meats: $218 million
  • Automobiles: $138 million
  • Electric motors & generators: $101 million
  • Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $95 million

Kansas’ top goods imports from Canada

  • Engines & turbines: $334 million
  • Aircraft parts: $162 million
  • Natural gas & other gases: $73 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $62 million
  • Motor vehicle parts: $50 million

Kansas exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (29%)
  • Transportation (25%)
  • Agriculture (18%)
  • Minerals & metals (9%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (6%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Other (8%)

Kansas imports from Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (37%)
  • Transportation (17%)
  • Agriculture (7%)
  • Forest products (6%)
  • Energy (5%)
  • Minerals & metals (5%)
  • Other (23%)

Kansas Jobs

  • 84,100 Kansas jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Kansas top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $106 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $80 million
  • Transportation services: $44 million
  • Insurance services: $34 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $31 million


  • 84,100 jobs in Kansas depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Kansas’ #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Kansas goods trade: $4.0 billion

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For more information on Kansas’ trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Denver.

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.