Canada's Bilateral Trade with Asia, Year-on-Year Changes

In 2017, Canadian exports to Asia increased by 10% and imports increased by 6%. Six out of the 17 economies had a decline in exports between 2016 and 2017, with Pakistan being the most significant at -31%. Canadians imports from Asia - with the exception of two economies - increased in 2017.

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Canada’s Bilateral Trade with Asia, Year-on-Year Changes
(%)
 201520162017
 ExportsImportsExportsImportsExportsImports
Australia7.7116.570.1719.320.72-5.40
Bangladesh27.9820.83-14.719.45-8.111.63
China4.5911.872.44-1.9413.0410.10
Hong Kong, SAR-16.4916.60-44.19-8.88-2.6231.55
India34.4423.70-7.512.624.502.98
Indonesia-10.9710.02-19.74-3.0818.196.78
Japan-9.6110.9110.176.9110.3810.86
Malaysia2.679.01-10.09-1.76-0.417.50
New Zealand12.1611.180.93-2.903.446.85
Pakistan79.1310.8555.973.70-31.0112.58
Philippines28.8414.56-21.04-4.5139.442.76
Singapore8.99-17.45-22.313.258.001.82
South Korea-3.4913.7410.1828.6519.04-17.90
Sri Lanka19.4430.86-14.414.47-25.446.38
Taiwan6.8218.018.90-6.964.407.06
Thailand23.218.561.831.19-18.234.71
Vietnam36.9144.39-19.7321.17102.682.60
       
Total2.4913.15-1.292.6110.096.31

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. February 6, 2018. 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.

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