A global manufacturing hub in Vermont

Injection molding machineOntario-based Husky Injection Molding Systems is the world’s largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry, with customers in more than 100 countries. The Canadian company, one of Vermont’s larger employers has approximately 350 employees at its Milton facility. Husky produces a wide range of plastic products, including beverage bottles and caps, food containers, and medical components. Husky’s 700-acre campus in Milton, opened in 1998, is one of the company’s global manufacturing hubs and a knowledge center for hot runners and hot runner temperature controllers.

Québec firm bolsters Northeast Kingdom

Canada-based bicycle apparel company Louis Garneau invested $8 million to expand its operations in Derby. The company, which opened its U.S. headquarters in Newport, VT in 1989, employs over 90 people in Vermont. This development is particularly welcome news in the Northeast Kingdom.

Electric charging corridor connects Vermont and Québec

Since 2013, Vermont and Québec have partnered on the establishment of an electric vehicle charging corridor to link Burlington and Montréal. The corridor, the result of an agreement between Drive Electric Vermont and the Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit, has seen the construction of more than 40 charging stations installed along the route (18 on the QC side and 23 on the VT side). The initiative is the result of discussions that took place at the 2013 Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers and exemplifies the close cross-border cooperation in the region and its tightly-integrated energy relationship.

Vermont–Canada trade

  • Vermont exports to Canada: $1.2 billion
  • Vermont imports from Canada: $2.9 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $4.1 billion
  • Vermont services exports to Canada: $1.5 billion

Vermont–Canada tourism

  • Vermont visits by Canadians: 1,119,700
  • Vermont vacation spending by Canadians: $170 million

Vermont’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Paper & paperboard: $51 million
  • Cocoa & chocolate: $39 million
  • Pasta, breads & cereal preparations: $30 million
  • Wood & semi-finished wood products: $27 million
  • Softwood lumber: $21 million

Vermont’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Electricity: $626 million
  • Fuel oil: $267 million
  • Cocoa & chocolate: $213 million
  • Natural gas & other gases: $112 million
  • Office machines & parts: $69 million

Vermont exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (68%)
  • Agriculture (11%)
  • Forest products (9%)
  • Minerals & metals (3%)
  • Transportation (2%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (2%)
  • Other (5%)

Vermont imports from Canada by industry

  • Energy (35%)
  • Equipment & machinery (33%)
  • Agriculture (16%)
  • Forest products (4%)
  • Minerals & metals (2%)
  • Apparel & textiles (2%)
  • Other (7%)

Vermont Jobs

  • 18,900 Vermont jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Vermont top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $443 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $351 million
  • Transportation services: $282 million
  • Telecom, computer & information services: $174 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $114 million


  • 18,900 jobs in Vermont depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Vermont’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Vermont goods trade: $4.1 billion

Connect to our team

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

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.