Top Canada Imports 2016
Fastest-Growing Canadian Imports
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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In 2016, Canada bought US$403 billion worth of imported products down by -12.8% since 2012 and down by -3.9% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the US

America's exports to Canada amounted to
$210.4 billion or 52.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $44.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $29.4 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $11.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $10.8 billion
  6. Live trees and plants: $6.4 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $5.6 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $4.5 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.4 billion
10. Paper: $4.3 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from China

China's exports to Canada amounted to
$48.6 billion or 12.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $11.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.2 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3 billion
  4. Toys, games: $2.6 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.8 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.7 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.6 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.6 billion
10. Footwear: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Canada amounted to
$25 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $7.7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $4 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.3 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $871 million
  6. Live trees and plants: $798.3 million
  7. Vegetables: $763.9 million
  8. Fruits, nuts: $595.9 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $284.7 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $281.7 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Canada amounted to
$13 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.9 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $814.8 million
  6. Plastics: $323.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $202.8 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $173.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $173.8 million
10. Organic chemicals: $165.1 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Canada amounted to
$11.9 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $745 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $419.2 million
  6. Rubber: $340.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $263.8 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $169.5 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $137.9 million
10. Plastics: $137.1 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Canada amounted to
$8 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.2 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $716.5 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $215.3 million
  5. Iron and steel: $212.3 million
  6. Plastics: $206.7 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $184.4 million
  8. Rubber: $167.2 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $78.3 million
10. Organic chemicals: $46.2 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Canada amounted 
to $6.2 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1 billion
  2. Machinery: $970.4 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $745.6 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $471 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $400.4 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $349.8 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $343.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $282.8 million
  9. Beverages: $225.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $165.6 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Canada amounted to
$5.7 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  2. Beverages: $452.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $404.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $353.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $231.8 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $225.8 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $215.6 million
  8. Footwear: $183 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $162.9 million
10. Organic chemicals: $158.5 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from France

France's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.5 billion or 1.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $769.3 million
  2. Beverages: $531.3 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $389.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $368.9 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $336 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $276.5 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $212.1 million
  8. Vehicles: $158.1 million
  9. Plastics: $104.6 million
10. Rubber: $103.1 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Canada amounted to
$3.8 billion or 1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $578.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $338.9 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $296.5 million
  5. Plastics: $181.9 million
  6. Iron and steel: $181.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $103.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $98.9 million
  9. Other base metal goods: $98.1 million
10. Rubber: $97.8 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Canada amounted to
$3.7 billion or 0.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  2. Footwear: $389.6 million
  3. Knit or crochet clothing: $336.5 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $326.2 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $258.8 million
  6. Machinery: $254.8 million
  7. Fish: $141.2 million
  8. Leather, animal gut articles: $117.6 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $91.8 million
10. Iron or steel products: $58.3 million