Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including coal, for select countries and regionsFootnote1

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Figure 1: Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including coal, for select countries and regions, 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 55,083,044 57,082,750 55,168,830 54,505,489 71,319,470
United Kingdom 13,923,893 11,722,111 15,270,640 16,220,012 12,438,562
European Union 7,554,571 8,995,762 8,966,307 9,938,904 10,947,753
China 4,717,229 5,484,276 5,923,932 6,569,289 9,510,228
Japan 4,125,971 4,590,863 4,136,403 3,636,503 4,239,455
South Korea 3,006,527 3,315,026 3,265,050 2,773,093 3,705,109
India 2,212,911 2,829,613 3,038,586 2,116,305 1,455,397
Brazil 816,858 1,231,952 1,288,779 1,146,713 1,370,383
Mexico 1,571,356 1,439,798 1,292,612 961,430 1,341,186
Other countries 8,260,268 11,382,245 11,231,461 8,967,422 14,179,975
Total 101,272,627 108,074,394 109,582,600 106,835,160 130,507,517

Domestic Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 51,944,664 54,243,498 52,517,529 52,007,859 68,504,538
United Kingdom 13,852,120 11,611,035 15,194,523 16,074,515 12,310,669
European Union 7,320,434 8,710,987 8,631,927 8,889,762 10,540,405
China 4,674,040 5,428,846 5,878,837 6,507,742 9,443,696
Japan 4,104,562 4,575,258 4,110,838 3,622,794 4,221,133
South Korea 2,998,535 3,303,930 3,231,310 2,765,008 3,694,809
India 2,195,789 2,817,539 3,028,832 2,107,600 1,444,770
Brazil 803,751 1,215,537 1,268,403 1,135,200 1,359,228
Mexico 1,500,987 1,364,361 1,220,570 886,461 1,263,358
Other countries 7,948,394 11,008,874 10,885,677 8,628,795 13,921,197
Total 97,343,277 104,279,865 105,968,446 102,625,735 126,703,803

Imports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 40,774,243 43,232,889 41,794,694 41,029,984 47,669,684
United Kingdom 806,293 744,581 810,027 1,467,809 1,254,732
European Union 6,250,637 7,609,028 7,724,901 7,793,277 9,366,321
China 9,762,076 10,993,371 10,403,149 9,770,060 12,855,579
Japan 2,986,331 1,760,909 1,857,822 1,489,565 1,178,395
South Korea 1,318,302 1,468,274 1,313,116 1,337,737 1,794,959
India 933,604 1,200,193 1,400,967 1,232,574 1,489,747
Brazil 2,399,907 3,323,264 3,393,025 4,598,752 5,090,976
Mexico 4,246,844 4,693,306 4,337,803 3,643,428 4,357,159
Other countries 14,849,016 15,158,533 16,283,187 18,741,103 22,036,548
Total 84,374,535 90,184,347 89,318,690 91,104,291 107,094,101

Balance of Trade, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 14,308,801 13,849,860 13,374,136 13,475,505 23,649,786
United Kingdom 13,117,599 10,977,530 14,460,613 14,752,202 11,183,829
European Union 1,303,934 1,386,734 1,241,406 2,145,627 1,581,432
China -5,044,847 -5,509,096 -4,479,217 -3,200,771 -3,345,350
Japan 1,139,639 2,829,954 2,278,580 2,146,938 3,061,059
South Korea 1,688,225 1,846,752 1,951,934 1,435,356 1,910,150
India 1,279,307 1,629,420 1,637,619 883,730 -34,350
Brazil -1,583,049 -2,091,312 -2,104,245 -3,452,039 -3,720,592
Mexico -2,675,488 -3,253,509 -3,045,190 -2,681,998 -3,015,973
Other countries -6,588,748 -3,776,287 -5,051,726 -9,773,681 -7,856,574
Total 16,898,092 17,890,047 20,263,910 15,730,870 23,413,416

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.
European Union represents the EU-28 countries excluding United Kingdom.

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