Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including fuelsFootnote1

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Figure 1: Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, including fuels, 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 152,795,534 170,549,679 172,778,640 136,732,469 206,271,633
European Union 23,221,100 24,960,312 27,545,885 28,345,537 25,460,135
Japan 4,208,142 4,744,977 4,509,914 4,143,842 5,334,440
Mexico 2,008,686 1,916,197 1,696,113 1,172,570 1,835,234
Other countries 20,184,206 26,113,328 25,751,897 22,726,060 32,340,379
Total 202,417,669 228,284,493 232,282,450 193,120,477 271,241,822

Domestic Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 149,630,136 167,680,757 170,041,412 134,188,239 203,400,927
European Union 22,913,283 24,562,349 27,131,704 27,146,729 24,847,691
Japan 4,186,578 4,729,110 4,484,102 4,129,874 5,316,287
Mexico 1,936,863 1,840,292 1,623,576 1,096,492 1,755,307
Other countries 19,784,596 25,638,731 25,284,347 22,287,601 31,973,316
Total 198,451,457 224,451,239 228,565,140 188,848,935 267,293,527

Imports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 67,627,358 77,602,865 75,426,451 63,949,748 77,512,560
European Union 11,577,708 13,232,692 12,587,887 11,000,216 13,949,582
Japan 2,994,888 1,921,958 1,933,129 1,526,699 1,183,993
Mexico 4,442,578 4,832,138 4,340,409 3,646,185 4,355,715
Other countries 38,570,094 41,421,778 39,996,900 39,288,094 49,958,377
Total 125,212,626 139,011,430 134,284,776 119,410,941 146,960,229

Balance of Trade, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 85,168,177 92,946,814 97,352,189 72,782,721 128,759,073
European Union 11,643,392 11,727,620 14,957,998 17,345,322 11,510,553
Japan 1,213,254 2,823,019 2,576,786 2,617,143 4,150,446
Mexico -2,433,892 -2,915,941 -2,644,296 -2,473,616 -2,520,481
Other countries -18,385,888 -15,308,450 -14,245,003 -16,562,034 -17,617,998
Total 77,205,043 89,273,063 97,997,674 73,709,536 124,281,593


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