Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including coalFootnote1

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Figure 1: Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including coal, 2021

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This bar graph shows the 2021 total exports, domestic exports and total imports for Canada’s top trading partners. The top three trading partners include United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. Data in this graph can be found in the following tables.

Total Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 55,129,834 57,131,852 55,222,350 54,542,305 71,379,215
European Union 21,478,622 20,717,924 24,237,102 26,159,073 23,076,604
Japan 4,125,971 4,590,863 4,136,403 3,636,503 4,167,923
Mexico 1,571,356 1,439,798 1,292,612 961,430 1,340,446
Other countries 19,013,799 24,243,119 24,747,830 21,572,939 30,185,563
Total 101,319,581 108,123,556 109,636,297 106,872,250 130,149,751

Domestic Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 51,991,263 54,292,406 52,570,983 52,044,612 68,561,520
European Union 21,172,712 20,322,074 23,826,492 24,964,277 22,541,903
Japan 4,104,562 4,575,258 4,110,838 3,622,794 4,150,057
Mexico 1,500,987 1,364,361 1,220,570 886,461 1,262,704
Other countries 18,620,510 23,774,733 24,293,079 21,144,459 29,830,189
Total 97,390,034 104,328,831 106,021,962 102,662,603 126,346,373

Imports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 40,797,755 43,257,467 41,816,302 41,049,608 47,679,849
European Union 7,057,338 8,354,023 8,535,387 9,262,073 10,617,732
Japan 2,986,380 1,760,936 1,857,833 1,489,592 1,179,627
Mexico 4,246,844 4,693,306 4,337,803 3,643,428 4,353,481
Other countries 29,310,523 32,144,009 32,794,813 35,680,863 43,316,836
Total 84,398,840 90,209,741 89,342,137 91,125,565 107,147,525

Balance of Trade, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 14,332,079 13,874,385 13,406,048 13,492,697 23,699,366
European Union 14,421,284 12,363,901 15,701,715 16,897,000 12,458,872
Japan 1,139,591 2,829,927 2,278,570 2,146,911 2,988,296
Mexico -2,675,489 -3,253,509 -3,045,190 -2,681,998 -3,013,035
Other countries -10,296,725 -7,900,890 -8,046,983 -14,107,925 -13,131,273
Total 16,920,741 17,913,815 20,294,160 15,746,685 23,002,226


European Union refers to EU-28
Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.
Source: Natural Resources Canada; Statistics Canada.