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					SOUTH CAROLINA                                                                                    South Carolina–Canada
                                                                                                          Facts
   Canada–U.S. trade supports more than 7 million U.S. jobs
   Total Canada–U.S. merchandise trade: $557 billion
                                                                                                   Trade-related employment
   95,250 South Carolina jobs are supported by Canada–U.S. trade                               SC jobs supported
   Canadians made more than 516,900 visits to South Carolina, spending $271 million               by Canada–U.S. trade. . . . . . . 95,250
   South Carolina residents made 83,500 visits to Canada, spending $60 million
                                                                                                         Merchandise trade
                                                                                               SC exports to Canada. . . . . . . $2.9 billion
                                                                                               SC imports from Canada. . . . . $2.1 billion
Canada–South Carolina:                          operations     employing      700     South
                                                                                               Bilateral trade. . . . . . . . . . . $5.0 billion
Moving Forward Together                         Carolinians.
Canada was South Carolina’s second-largest                                                                     Top exports
                                                Companies in the partners’ automotive
international trade destination in 2008,                                                       Automobiles. . . . . . . . . . . $299 million
                                                sector exchanged more than $348 million in
surpassed only by Germany and its large                                                        Motor vehicle parts,
                                                motor vehicle parts. Michelin’s Lexington
BMW manufacturing and importing                                                                    except engines . . . . . . . .$167 million
                                                plant is a big contributor to the trading
operations located in Spartanburg. The                                                         Paper & paperboard. . . . . . . $137 million
                                                relationship. One out of every eight of the    Unshaped plastics. . . . . . . . $104 million
state shipped more merchandise to Canada
                                                more than 18,000 Michelin earthmover tires     Air conditioning & refrigeration
than to its next three largest export markets
                                                produced in Lexington, were exported to            equipment. . . . . . . . . . $102 million
(Mexico, the United Kingdom and China)
                                                Canada in 2008.
combined. With bilateral trade flows of $5
billion, South Carolina supplied Canada
                                                                                                              Top imports
                                                Travel and tourism between South Carolina      Petroleum & coal products. . . $190 million
with $2.9 billion in merchandise and            and Canada complements movement on
imported $2.1 billion worth of goods.                                                          Synthetic rubber & plastics. . . $121 million
                                                the manufacturing front. Each March,           Organic chemicals. . . . . . . . .$80 million
Two-way trade between the two partners          Myrtle Beach hosts Canadian-American           Motor vehicle parts,
approached $14 million on a typical day.        (CAN-AM) Days — a fun-filled line up of           except engines . . . . . . . . $79 million
Furthermore, an estimated 95,250 jobs in        entertainment and special events. The          Yarn, thread, cordage,
South     Carolina     are    attributed   to   festival, which began as an event for             twine & rope. . . . . . . . . . $79 million
Canada–U.S. trade.                              Canadians coming south during their
                                                school spring break, has grown into a                  Top trading provinces
Transportation and related sales dominated                                                     Ontario. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.9 billion
                                                celebration marking not just tourist dollars
the exchange for another year, generating                                                      Quebec. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$872 million
                                                spent but friendships and close links built
$1.2 billion. South Carolina sold $299                                                         Alberta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $220 million
                                                over CAN-AM Days nearly 50-year history.
million in finished automobiles, its leading                                                   Nova Scotia. . . . . . . . . . . $217 million
export commodity to Canada. The vast            Events like CAN-AM Days get to the heart of    British Columbia. . . . . . . . . $214 million
majority of those autos were produced by        the South Carolina-Canada relationship.
the 5,000 employees of BMW’s Spartanburg        Canadians and South Carolinians don’t just                       Tourism
plants. Supplying BMW is Ontario-based          work together. They play together, and they    SC visits by Canadians. . . . . . . . 516,900
Magna International, one of the most            grow together — always moving on to the           $ spent. . . . . . . . . . . . $271 million
diversified automotive suppliers in the         next opportunity together.                     SC visits to Canada. . . . . . . . . . . 83,500
world. Magna maintains a strong presence                                                          $ spent. . . . . . . . . . . . .$60 million
in upstate South Carolina with three                                             August 2009




      South Carolina’s exports to Canada                                   South Carolina’s imports from Canada
              U.S.–Canada facts                                                                  Canada–U.S. trade supports more than 7 million U.S. jobs;
                                                                                                   35 states have Canada as their leading export market
            U.S. top export markets
              (percentage of total U.S. exports)

 Canada . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .     . $261 billion (20.1%)
 Mexico . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .     . $152 billion (11.7%)
 China . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .     . . $71 billion (5.5%)
 Japan . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .     . . $67 billion (5.1%)
 Germany .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .     . . $55 billion (4.2%)

         Goods and services trade
 U.S. exports to Canada . . . . . . $308 billion
 U.S. imports from Canada . . . . $368 billion
                              Goods trade
 U.S. exports to Canada . . . . . . $262 billion
 U.S. imports from Canada . . . . $343 billion
                              Services trade
 U.S. exports to Canada . . . . . . . $46 billion
 U.S. imports from Canada . . . . . $25 billion                                                      Canada is the state’s #1 export market
                                                                                                     Canada is the state’s #2 export market
               Foreign investment                                                                    Canada is the state’s #3 export market
 U.S. direct investment
    in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . $227 billion                                                  over 300,000 jobs      75,000 – 99,999
 Canadian direct investment                                                                         200,000 – 300,000      50,000 – 74,999
    in the U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . $222 billion                                                150,000 – 199,999      30,000 – 49,999
                                                                                                    140,000 – 149,999      20,000 – 29,999
                                                                                                    100,000 – 139,999      10,000 – 19,999
                                  Tourism
 U.S. visits by Canadians.                               .   .   .   .   .   .25.8 million
    $ spent . . . . . . . . .                            .   .   .   .   .   . $12 billion               President Obama and Prime Minister Harper
 U.S. visits to Canada . . .
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                                                                                                    vow joint effort on North American economic recovery
                                                                                                 President Barack Obama                                       to enhance North American
    South Carolina–Canada                                                                        made his first international trip                            security, including a review
                                                                                                 as the 44th President of the                                 of the Canada–U.S. border.
      Merchandise Trade                                                                          United States to Canada on                                   Finally, Obama and Harper
            2004–2008, in millions of U.S. dollars
                                                                                                 February 19, 2009. During his                                agreed on the importance of
$6,000
                                                                                                 visit, the President and Prime                               joint cooperation on a number
                                                                             Bilateral Trade     Minister Stephen Harper held                                 of international priorities, with
$5,000
                                                                                                 constructive talks on key issues.                            a focus on Afghanistan.
$4,000                                                                                           Obama and Harper agreed to President Obama and Prime Canada and the United States
                                                                     Exports to Canada
                                                                                                 concerted stimulus measures Minister Harper in Ottawa. have a unique and vital
$3,000                                                                                           targeting jobs and the global                          partnership. “It is a relationship
                                                             Imports from Canada                 economic recession, and the creation of between allies, partners, neighbors and
$2,000
                                                                                                 a Clean Energy Dialogue to encourage the closest of friends,“ said Harper at the
                                                                                                 the development of clean energy joint press conference. Obama echoed
$1,000
                                                                                                 technologies to reduce greenhouse Harper’s sentiment, “I came to Canada on
                                                                                                 gases and combat climate change. The my first trip as president to underscore
   $0
                                                                                                 President and Prime Minister instructed the closeness and importance of the
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                                                                                                 senior officials to develop strategies relationship between our two nations.”

             For more information on Canada’s trade relationship with South Carolina, please contact:
                           Consulate of Canada                                                                                              Consulate General of Canada
                     3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100                                                                           1175 Peachtree Street, N.E. • 100 Colony Square, Suite 1700
                             Raleigh, NC 27612                                                                                                 Atlanta, GA 30361-6205
                 Phone: (919) 573-1808 • Fax: (919) 573-1809                                                                          Phone: (404) 532-2000 • Fax: (404) 532-2050
                             www.raleigh.gc.ca                                                                                                     ww.atlanta.gc.ca
Job numbers are based on 2005 data from a 2006 study: Baughman, Laura M. and François, Joseph, U.S.–Canada Trade and U.S. State-Level Production and Employment — An
Update, in Trade Policy Research 2006, pp.159-186. All other figures are based on 2008 data in U.S. dollars. World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export
ranking (February 28, 2009). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: services (June 2009 release), investment (July 2009 release). Statistics Canada: trade (February 2009 release), tourism (May
2009 release). Trade and tourism figures are converted at the rate of US$1.00=C$1.0660. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.