New Hampshire

Award-Winning Seafood

High Liner Foods USA, a Canadian subsidiary, is the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. Founded in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1899 as W.C. Smith & Company, the salt fish operation continues to operate as one of the most modern and diversified food processing plants in the world. Its Portsmouth processing facility employs 277 workers. Their retail branded products are sold in most grocery and club stores throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel and Sea Cuisine labels.

Oxy-Gon Industries Supports Canadian R&D

Epsom, NH-based Oxy-Gon Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures high temperature, controlled atmosphere vacuum furnace systems for the research and development community. Their Canadian clients include McGill University, General Electric, National Research Council Canada and Cameco Corporation. Oxy-Gon was awarded a Canadian government contract to build a tensile test furnace system for its Materials Technology Laboratory in Hamilton, Ontario. This furnace system has the capability of performing mechanical testing on specimens in tension, compression, dynamic tension-compression and fracture toughness in controlled atmosphere and high vacuum environments up to 2900°F.

Serving New England Industries Since 1986

Rotobec USA of Littleton, NH designs and manufactures equipment for the forestry, scrap recycling, waste handling, railroad maintenance, construction and bulk material handling sectors. The privately owned business, which began in Sainte-Justine, Quebec, opened its Littleton distribution and design facility in 1986. Rotobec USA recently upgraded its 10,000 sq ft Littleton warehouse to 23,000 sq feet and expanded its workforce from 21 with the hiring of over 25 new employees including welders, machinists and mechanics.

New Hampshire–Canada trade

  • New Hampshire exports to Canada: $555 million
  • New Hampshire imports from Canada: $4.3 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $4.9 billion
  • New Hampshire services exports to Canada: $211 million

New Hampshire–Canada tourism

  • New Hampshire visits by Canadians: 601,400
  • New Hampshire vacation spending by Canadians: $134 million

New Hampshire’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Optical, medical & precision instruments: $41 million
  • Aircraft: $35 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $27 million
  • Motor vehicle parts: $25 million
  • Cocoa & chocolate: $20 million

New Hampshire’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Fuel oil: $3.1 billion
  • Petroleum coke & bitumen: $131 million
  • Softwood lumber: $101 million
  • Fish & crustaceans: $67 million
  • Wood & semi-finished wood products: $61 million

New Hampshire exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (40%)
  • Transportation (11%)
  • Forest products (11%)
  • Minerals & metals (9%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (8%)
  • Agriculture (6%)
  • Other (15%)

New Hampshire imports from Canada by industry

  • Energy (78%)
  • Equipment & machinery (5%)
  • Forest products (5%)
  • Agriculture (4%)
  • Minerals & metals (4%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (1%)
  • Other (4%)

New Hampshire Jobs

  • 39,000 New Hampshire jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

New Hampshire top services exports to Canada

  • Business, professional & technical services: $51 million
  • Royalties: $44 million
  • Insurance: $18 million
  • Financial services: $16 million
  • Telecommunications: $1 million


  • 39,000 jobs in New Hampshire depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is New Hampshire’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–New Hampshire goods trade: $4.9 billion

Connect to our team

For more information on New Hampshire’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Boston.

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.