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 14% of Canada's exports to the world in 2017.

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Canada’s Trade with the World, by Product, 2017
 Canadian Imports from WorldCanadian Exports to World
 Merchandise Classification%Merchandise Classification%
1Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles17.18Mineral fuels, oils21.91
2Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.14.65Motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles15.48
3Electrical machinery and equipment9.89Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc.7.03
4Mineral fuels, oils6.87Pearls, precious stones or metals4.61
5Plastic and plastic articles3.71Wood and wood articles, charcoal3.62
6Optical, medical, scientific, technical instrumentation2.84Plastic and plastic articles3.14
7Pharmaceutical products2.71Electrical machinery and equipment2.58
8Iron or steel articles2.27Aluminum and aluminum articles2.51
9Pearls, precious stones or metals2.25Aircraft and spacecraft2.39
10Furniture and stuffed furnishings2.14Oil seeds and misc. fruit, grain, etc.2.02
 Top 10 as % of total from the World64.51Top 10 as % of total to the World65.30

Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. February 20, 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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