Canada's Merchandise Trade with China

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Canada’s Trade with China (C$)
 January - DecemberJanuary - June
 2015201620172018
Exports19,341,054,00020,148,802,00010,903,805,40211,691,871,185
Imports65,665,976,00064,384,308,00033,331,254,16334,480,678,846
Trade Balance-46,324,922,000-44,235,506,000-22,427,448,761-22,788,807,661

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. August 30, 2018. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/tdo-dcd.nsf/eng/Home.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

 

Canada’s Merchandise Trade with China, 2017
 Canadian Imports from ChinaCanadian Exports to China
 Merchandise Classification%Merchandise Classification%
1Electrical machinery and equipment25.60Oil seeds and misc. fruit, grain, etc.16.74
2Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.19.14Woodpulp; paper or paperboard scraps15.99
3Furniture and stuffed furnishings6.06Wood and wood articles, charcoal7.50
4Toys, games, sports equipment4.97Ores, slag and ash5.96
5Plastic and plastic articles3.69Mineral fuels, oils5.53
6Iron or steel articles3.53Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles4.64
7Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles3.48Fish, crustaceans, molluscs4.17
8Knitted or crocheted apparel3.43Organic chemicals3.75
9Woven clothing and apparel articles3.24Fats, oils and waxes2.97
10Footwear2.23Meat and edible meat offal2.81
     
 Top 10 as % of Total from China75.35Top 10 as % of Total To China70.07
 Chinese Imports as % of Cdn Total12.63Chinese Exports as % of Cdn Total4.54

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 3, 2018. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/tdo-dcd.nsf/eng/Home
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 https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/tdo-dcd.nsf/eng/h_00079.html.

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