New Hampshire: Facts and Figures

Exports are an important and rapidly expanding part of New Hampshire’s economic prosperity. New Hampshire sells a variety of products to all corners of the world, exporting a total of more than $6 billion worth of goods in 2021. Overall, nearly 2,500 companies in New Hampshire export to overseas markets, with international trade supporting over 182,000 jobs in the state.

Job Creation

  • In New Hampshire, 182,200 jobs were supported by international trade in 2019, representing 20.1% of all jobs in the state.1,2
  • In 2020, 2,477 companies exported goods from New Hampshire of which 86% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, 49,800 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.3,4

Exports and Growth

  • New Hampshire exported $6.4 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2021, a 16% increase compared to 2020 driven by continued economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.5
    • Germany ($915 million)
    • Canada ($906 million)
    • UAE ($504 million)
    • Mexico ($400 million)
    • China ($397 million)
  • Agricultural exports are important to New Hampshire's' economy, totaling $71 million in 2020, according to the USDA.6
  • Since 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $184 million in exports from 26 companies in New Hampshire.7
  • Since 1971, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation - which has been modernized into the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) - has invested $115 million in New Hampshire companies for overseas investment.8
  • Since 1992, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has helped facilitate $4.4 million in exports from New Hampshire companies.9

Education and Research

  • In 2018-2019, 1,837 New Hampshire students studied abroad.10
  • During 2020, 3,531 international students were enrolled in New Hampshire colleges and universities and contributed $127 million to the New Hampshire economy.10

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 1,826 Peace Corps volunteers from New Hampshire have served in dozens of countries overseas.11