Canada's Trade with the World, by Product

The automotive sector, along with the oil and gas sector, account for the bulk of Canada's imports and exports represented in this table. The vast majority of Canada's automotive exports are destined for the United States. Crude petroleum oil exports accounted for approximately 11% of Canada's exports to the world in 2016.

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Canada’s Trade with the World, by Product, 2016
 Canadian Imports from WorldCanadian Exports to World
 Merchandise Classification%Merchandise Classification%
1Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles16.75Mineral fuels, oils17.60
2Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.15.35Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles17.43
3Electrical machinery and equipment9.84Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.7.03
4Mineral fuels, oils6.27Pearls, precious stones or metals5.05
5Plastic and plastic articles3.66Wood and wood articles, charcoal3.71
6Optical, medical, scientific, technical instrumentation2.96Plastic and plastic articles3.31
7Pharmaceutical products2.84Aircraft and spacecraft2.74
8Pearls, precious stones or metals2.62Electrical machinery and equipment2.70
9Furniture and stuffed furnishings2.18Aluminum and aluminum articles2.25
10Iron or steel articles2.09Pharmaceutical products2.02
     
 Top 10 as % of total from the World64.55Top 10 as % of total to the World63.84

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 3, 2017. 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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