Hello again Meghantalt,
California's Leading Imports from Canada
2004, in millions of U.S. dollars
Total California imports from Canada: $19.5 billion
Office machines & equipment ($454)
Organic chemicals ($442)
Motor vehicle parts, not including engines ($231)
Synthetic rubber & plastics ($214)
Basic plastic shapes & forms ($176)
Petroleum & coal products ($163)
?Given the predominance of the transportation sector, it is not
surprising that the leading import was the automobile, which accounted
for over 50% of all imports. Motor vehicle parts also ranked within
the top ten.
Other leading import sectors were forest products (8%), equipment
(7%), agriculture (7%) and chemicals (5%). Three of the leading
commodities were from the chemical sector: organic chemicals,
synthetic rubber and plastics, and basic plastic shapes and forms.
Other significant goods were newsprint ($300 million), meat ($290
million) and containers ($233 million). Petroleum and coal products
round out the list but it is important to note that the figure for the
state?s energy imports does not include an estimated $2.6 billion
worth of Canadian natural gas, which is shipped to the state by
pipeline through Washington and Oregon.?
A bar chart is provided here:
Statistics Canada: Foreign Affairs
?California imports 85% of the natural gas consumed in the state. At
$8/MCF, that is $15 billion leaving the state each year.?
Source: Workshop sponsored by PTTC's West Coast Region in Sacramento,
California on April 28, 2005.
Industry Canada provides a handy tool to obtain for Canada?s trade
with California by product.
1. Under TRADE TYPE: Select Total Exports
2. Time Period: Specific Year and then choose 2005 and continue.
3. Trader: Choose Canada
4. Trading Partner: Choose CALIFORNIA
5. Value in: $US
6. Product Search: Top 25 Products
7: Graph Type: Bar Graph Vertical
8. Run Report or Run Graph
I hope the information provided is helpful!
California trade imports