Connect with a World of Opportunity
New Hampshire businesses, from medical device manufacturers to maple syrup producers, work with the Office of International Commerce to find, grow, and thrive in global markets. Totaling over $5.8 billion in 2020 (its third record-setting year in a row), exports are a key driver of the state’s economy, creating jobs and meeting the needs of customers in more than 180 countries.
Strategically located in northern New England, New Hampshire has access to its deep-water port in Portsmouth and a network of interstate highways, rail and air. These logistical assets position New Hampshire to fuel global supply chains, including the aerospace and defense industries, with its top trading partners in Canada, Mexico, and beyond.
Through its unique partnerships with U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service
, the Export-Import Bank of the United States
, the U.S. Small Business Administration
and Granite State District Export Council
, the award-winning Office of International Commerce provides customized assistance to companies new to exporting, as well as those expanding their reach overseas.
Programs offered by the Office of International Commerce include its popular Export Boot Camp series and country-specific training, as well as exhibition opportunities at international trade shows.
- By the Numbers – Business Exports in New Hampshire: The volume of exports from New Hampshire has steadily grown over the past several years. In 2021, New Hampshire exported a record $6.3 billion (a 16.6 percent increase from 2020) of Made-in-America goods to the world. Based on export value, New Hampshire’s top six markets are Germany ($915 million), Canada ($908 million), UAE ($503 million), Mexico ($400 million), China ($396 million) and Ireland ($336 million).
- Helping to Feed the World: Sales of consumer food products in international markets are growing three times faster than those in the U.S. – and New Hampshire producers can be a part of that growth. Through a partnership with Food Export USA - Northeast and in cooperation with the NH Department of Agriculture, New Hampshire food companies can take advantage of programs and services to get started exporting their commodities.
- Lifting off with Aerospace and Defense: The New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium (NHADEC) is one of the only export consortia of its kind in the nation. Founded in 2013, NHADEC’s goal is to increase the international trade opportunities for more than 300 businesses in New Hampshire’s aerospace and defense sectors.
- Other Resources: The Office of International Commerce is here to help your company test the waters of international exports. Explore the resources below.