Canada's Trade with the World, by Region

Canada enjoyed total trade growth of 3.3% with the world in 2013. Exports to Asia/Oceania region increased 9%, while imports rose by almost 3%.  Canada’s total trade with the United States, Canada's top trading partner, saw the biggest increase of almost 6% in 2013. Of notable interest was the decrease in Canada’s exports to Europe which dropped by 12% in 2013. Canada's exports to the Latin America and the Other region (the Middle East and Africa), decreased by 3% and 4% respectively. Canada's trade with the Asia Pacific region has remain relatively stable over the years and in 2013, the region has a total trade growth of over 4%, second highest growth behind the United States. However, the dominance of the United States in Canada's trade patterns is clear, as even a small percentage change in magnitude is much larger in dollar terms than double-digit percentage changes in other markets.

Canada’s Trade with the World, by Region 2013
(C$ millions)
 Exports% ChangeImports% ChangeTrade% Change
US334,6615.4247,8766.0582,5375.6
Asia/Oceania51,1858.897,4262.5148,6114.6
Europe36,697-12.065,2832.2101,980-3.4
Latin America12,476-3.516,624-0.729,100-1.9
Other8,098-4.348,460-7.656,558-7.1
       
Total443,1163.6475,6692.9918,7853.3

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 24, 2014. 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.