Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, excluding fuels, for select countries and regionsFootnote1

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Figure 1: Canada: Value of imports and exports for mineral and metal products, excluding fuels, 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 54,597,386 56,558,006 54,625,158 54,149,585 70,790,151
United Kingdom 13,920,521 11,673,591 15,266,901 16,216,022 12,428,144
European Union 6,686,607 8,112,239 8,320,962 9,634,032 10,436,227
China 3,784,753 4,789,791 5,054,063 5,825,109 5,990,238
Japan 2,432,046 2,749,188 2,323,921 2,393,944 3,081,492
South Korea 1,663,156 1,753,240 1,755,067 1,711,931 2,537,992
India 1,558,525 1,803,315 2,025,356 1,602,133 1,011,760
Brazil 609,577 1,037,970 1,129,211 1,098,525 1,358,519
Mexico 1,553,121 1,439,795 1,292,178 961,328 1,341,111
Other countries 7,368,761 10,235,845 10,301,013 8,330,062 13,462,695
Total 94,174,451 100,152,981 102,093,831 101,922,670 122,438,330

Domestic Exports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 51,463,030 53,719,422 51,974,923 51,652,715 67,977,902
United Kingdom 13,848,748 11,562,516 15,190,785 16,070,525 12,300,252
European Union 6,452,488 7,827,514 7,986,583 8,584,899 10,028,923
China 3,741,565 4,734,362 5,008,968 5,763,623 5,937,360
Japan 2,410,637 2,733,583 2,298,356 2,380,331 3,063,299
South Korea 1,655,163 1,742,153 1,721,326 1,703,904 2,527,768
India 1,541,403 1,791,242 2,015,602 1,593,452 1,001,157
Brazil 596,469 1,021,555 1,108,835 1,087,012 1,347,456
Mexico 1,482,753 1,364,358 1,220,547 886,461 1,263,283
Other countries 7,056,893 9,862,484 9,955,232 7,991,634 13,212,972
Total 90,249,148 96,359,189 98,481,155 97,714,556 118,660,373

Imports, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 39,782,676 42,088,324 40,615,659 40,111,583 46,655,282
United Kingdom 805,810 739,973 805,732 1,461,895 1,252,100
European Union 6,245,492 7,605,371 7,718,938 7,775,990 9,345,693
China 9,761,616 10,993,163 10,402,287 9,768,709 12,865,065
Japan 2,985,854 1,760,474 1,857,463 1,489,251 1,181,312
South Korea 1,318,274 1,468,185 1,313,093 1,337,710 1,795,275
India 932,418 1,199,798 1,400,290 1,231,765 1,488,382
Brazil 2,399,893 3,323,229 3,393,016 4,598,722 5,091,273
Mexico 4,246,574 4,692,771 4,336,879 3,643,414 4,357,206
Other countries 14,697,300 14,893,918 16,049,902 18,600,550 21,912,306
Total 83,175,908 88,765,206 87,893,261 90,019,589 105,799,020

Balance of Trade, in thousands of dollars

Country/Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
United States 14,814,710 14,469,682 14,009,499 14,038,002 24,134,869
United Kingdom 13,114,711 10,933,618 14,461,169 14,754,127 11,176,044
European Union 441,114 506,868 602,024 1,858,042 1,090,534
China -5,976,863 -6,203,372 -5,348,224 -3,943,599 -6,874,826
Japan -553,809 988,714 466,458 904,693 1,900,180
South Korea 344,882 285,055 441,974 374,221 742,717
India 626,106 603,518 625,065 370,368 -476,622
Brazil -1,790,316 -2,285,259 -2,263,805 -3,500,197 -3,732,754
Mexico -2,693,453 -3,252,976 -3,044,701 -2,682,086 -3,016,095
Other countries -7,328,540 -4,658,073 -5,748,889 -10,270,488 -8,449,610
Total 10,998,544 11,387,775 14,200,570 11,903,081 16,639,310

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

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