Ohio – the ‘Buckeye State – was the birthplace of seven American presidents. The state lies just south of Lake Erie, leaving it naturally poised to actively trade with its northern neighbour.
Canada has long been Ohio’s leading trading partner. Recent figures list Ohio’s exports to Canada totalling $19.1 billion, or 39 per cent of the state’s total. Industrial machinery, vehicle parts, aircraft, electrical machinery, plastics, and oil seed are Ohio’s top six industries, and Canada is the largest recipient of end products from four of those sectors. Statistics indicate that 38.8 per cent of Ohio’s industrial machinery, 34.3 per cent of its plastics, 30.9 per cent of its electrical machinery, and a whopping 60.5 per cent of its vehicle parts were sent north of the Canada-US border.