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 16% of Canada's exports to the world in 2018.
|Canada’s Trade with the World, by Product, 2018|
|Canadian Imports from World||Canadian Exports to World|
|Merchandise Classification||%||Merchandise Classification||%|
|1||Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles||16.43||Mineral fuels, oils||23.83|
|2||Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.||15.01||Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles||13.95|
|3||Electrical machinery and equipment||9.78||Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.||7.07|
|4||Mineral fuels, oils||7.86||Pearls, precious stones or metals||4.23|
|5||Plastic and plastic articles||3.70||Wood and wood articles, charcoal||3.43|
|6||Optical, medical, scientific, technical instrumentation||2.74||Plastic and plastic articles||3.17|
|7||Pharmaceutical products||2.73||Electrical machinery and equipment||2.50|
|8||Iron or steel articles||2.36||Aircraft and spacecraft||2.44|
|9||Furniture and stuffed furnishings||2.03||Aluminum and aluminum articles||2.39|
|10||Pearls, precious stones or metals||1.92||Paper and paperboard||1.90|
|Top 10 as % of total from the World||64.54||Top 10 as % of total to the World||64.90|
Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. March 13, 2019. 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.