Canada's Merchandise Trade with China

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Canada’s Trade with China (C$)
 January - DecemberJanuary - September
Trade Balance-39,883,090,000-45,988,063,000-32,980,061,434-35,328,727,719

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. November 8, 2017.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada


Canada’s Merchandise Trade with China, 2016
 Canadian Imports from ChinaCanadian Exports to China
 Merchandise Classification%Merchandise Classification%
1Electrical machinery and equipment24.53Woodpulp; paper or paperboard scraps15.87
2Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.19.03Oil seeds and misc. fruit, grain, etc.15.49
3Furniture and stuffed furnishings6.10Wood and wood articles, charcoal7.74
4Toys, games, sports equipment5.25Ores, slag and ash7.33
5Knitted or crocheted apparel3.74Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles4.98
6Plastic and plastic articles3.61Mineral fuels, oils3.75
7Woven clothing and apparel articles3.60Fish, crustaceans, molluscs3.74
8Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles3.38Organic chemicals3.27
9Iron or steel articles3.26Meat and edible meat offal3.19
10Footwear2.52Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.3.01
 Top 10 as % of Total from China75.02Top 10 as % of Total To China68.37
 Chinese Imports as % of Cdn Total12.07Chinese Exports as % of Cdn Total4.30

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 5, 2017.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Note: The table above is based on Harmonised System (HS) codes at the 2-digit level. To learn more about the HS Code system, go to

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