Shipping between canada and California

Shipping Between Canada and California

Canada and California share a robust trade partnership, facilitating the movement of nearly $50 billion worth of good annually. More than 900 Canadian-owned businesses operate in California, employing over 60,000 employees and contributing significantly to the states economy. Among these businesses, 550 are located in ten regions within Southern California, employing over 50,000 Californians. A significant portion of this trade involves motor vehicles and parts, with many vehicles manufacturing in Canada passing through distribution centers in California before reaching their final destinations across the United States.

Canada imports approximately $18 billion in goods from California annually. Canada’s biggest import is equipment/machinery at 39%, following by food/agriculture products at 27%. Other imports include metals, chemicals and plastics. Canada exports approximately $28 billion in goods to California annually. Canada’s biggest exports are automotive/transportation products at 54%, followed by food/agriculture products at 13%. Other exports include forest products, energy and metals.

Common Types of Shipments Between Canada and California

  1.  Agricultural Products: Canada and California both are known for their agricultural industries. Common shipments between the regions includes fresh produce, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as processed food products.
  2. Machinery and Equipment: Canada and California operate a significant exchange of machinery, industrial equipment and electronics.
  3. Automobiles and Automotive Parts: Both Canada and California have thriving automotive sectors, created a substantial trade in vehicles and automotive components.
  4. Natural Resources: Canada’s widespread access to natural resources, including lumber, minerals, and oil leads to it being a common shipment to California.
  5.  Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: Both Canada and California are home to pharmaceutical and medical companies, leading to the exchange of these products. 
California Shipping


California stands out as one of Canada’s primary trading partners. Canada imports approximately 10% of California’s exported goods, encompassing a diverse range from motor vehicles to win and vegetables. The tech industry further underscores this relationship, with Canada investing billions in California’s tech services. This enduring partnership has shown consistent growth and holds significant promise for continued prosperity in the future.

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