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

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Figure 1: Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, excluding 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 54,644,177 56,607,109 54,678,678 54,186,400 70,849,897
European Union 20,607,285 19,785,882 23,588,019 25,850,212 22,557,920
Japan 2,432,046 2,749,188 2,323,921 2,393,944 3,003,026
Mexico 1,553,121 1,439,795 1,292,178 961,328 1,340,371
Other countries 14,984,776 19,620,170 20,264,731 18,567,876 24,383,971
Total 94,221,405 100,202,143 102,147,528 101,959,760 122,135,184

Domestic Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 51,509,629 53,768,330 52,028,377 51,689,468 68,034,860
European Union 20,301,393 19,390,081 23,177,409 24,655,425 22,023,255
Japan 2,410,637 2,733,583 2,298,356 2,380,331 2,985,289
Mexico 1,482,753 1,364,358 1,220,547 886,461 1,262,629
Other countries 14,591,494 19,151,804 19,809,982 18,139,739 24,051,467
Total 90,295,905 96,408,156 98,534,671 97,751,424 118,357,501

Imports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 39,806,188 42,112,902 40,637,267 40,131,207 46,636,445
European Union 7,051,710 8,345,758 8,525,130 9,238,872 10,592,133
Japan 2,985,902 1,760,501 1,857,474 1,489,278 1,179,359
Mexico 4,246,574 4,692,771 4,336,879 3,643,414 4,353,499
Other countries 29,109,839 31,878,667 32,559,958 35,538,092 43,091,357
Total 83,200,212 88,790,600 87,916,708 90,040,863 105,852,793

Balance of Trade, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 14,837,989 14,494,206 14,041,411 14,055,193 24,213,452
European Union 13,555,576 11,440,124 15,062,889 16,611,340 11,965,787
Japan -553,857 988,687 466,447 904,666 1,823,666
Mexico -2,693,453 -3,252,976 -3,044,701 -2,682,086 -3,013,128
Other countries -14,125,063 -12,258,498 -12,295,227 -16,970,216 -18,707,386
Total 11,021,193 11,411,543 14,230,820 11,918,897 16,282,392


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