Canada's Merchandise Trade with Japan

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Canada’s Trade with Japan (C$)
 January - DecemberJanuary - September
Trade Balance-5,175,574,992-5,220,515,038-4,711,161,912-3,780,402,166

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. November 5, 2018.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. 


Canada’s Merchandise Trade with Japan, 2017
 Canadian Imports from JapanCanadian Exports to Japan
 Merchandise Classification%Merchandise Classification%
1Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles32.92Mineral fuels, oils15.02
2Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.25.29Oil seeds and misc. fruit, grain, etc.14.50
3Electrical machinery and equipment10.50Ores, slag and ash12.93
4Pearls, precious stones or metals10.35Meat and edible meat offal11.71
5Optical, medical, scientific, technical instrumentation5.53Wood and wood articles, charcoal9.61
6Rubber and rubber articles2.62Cereals5.59
7Iron or steel articles1.85Woodpulp; paper or paperboard scraps3.14
8Iron and steel1.13Fish, crustaceans, molluscs2.96
9Plastic and plastic articles1.00Aluminum and aluminum articles2.81
10Pharmaceutical products1.00Aircraft and spacecraft2.58
 Top 10 as % of Total from Japan92.19Top 10 as % of Total To Japan80.84
 Japanese Imports as % of Cdn Total3.12Japanese Exports as % of Cdn Total2.33

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 7, 2018.
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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