Top Canada Imports 2017
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 2017, Canada bought US$432.3 billion worth of imported products down by -6.4% since 2013 but up by 7.3% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the US

America's exports to Canada amounted to
$222 billion or 51.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $47.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $30.8 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $19.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $12.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $11.5 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $5.6 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $4.9 billion
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.7 billion
  9. Paper: $4.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $4.3 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from China

China's exports to Canada amounted to
$54.7 billion or 12.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $14 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.5 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3.3 billion
  4. Toys, games: $2.7 billion
  5. Plastics: $2 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $1.9 billion
  7. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.9 billion
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.8 billion
10. Footwear: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Canada amounted to
$27.4 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.3 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $4.1 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $892.3 million
  6. Vegetables: $776.8 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $718.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $402.6 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $398.8 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $283.9 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Canada amounted to
$13.8 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $850.6 million
  6. Plastics: $353.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $195.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $190.8 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $189.4 million
10. Iron and steel: $171.5 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Canada amounted to
$13.5 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $746.3 million
  6. Rubber: $354.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $250 million
  8. Iron and steel: $151.8 million
  9. Plastics: $135.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $134.4 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Canada amounted to
$6.8 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $919.1 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $707 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $481.9 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $296.5 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $276.8 million
  8. Beverages: $228.4 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $178.5 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $176.3 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Canada amounted to
$6.7 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $861.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $726.5 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $401 million
  5. Plastics: $242.9 million
  6. Iron and steel: $238.2 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $232.3 million
  8. Ships, boats: $223.5 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $200 million
10. Rubber: $184.3 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Canada amounted to
$6.3 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $501.7 million
  3. Beverages: $490.3 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $371.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $256.5 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $234.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $232.7 million
  8. Footwear: $191.2 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $177.9 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $159.3 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from France

France's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.8 billion or 1.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $726.4 million
  2. Beverages: $583.9 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $514.6 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $413.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $341.6 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $295.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $218.1 million
  8. Vehicles: $135.1 million
  9. Plastics: $106.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $84.4 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.2 billion or 1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $665.9 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $355.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $343.6 million
  5. Plastics: $197.8 million
  6. Iron and steel: $169.1 million
  7. Rubber: $117.3 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $116.7 million
  9. Other base metal goods: $108.8 million
10. Toys, games: $101.6 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Canada amounted to
$3.9 billion or 0.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  2. Footwear: $446.6 million
  3. Knit or crochet clothing: $394.2 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $358.2 million
  5. Machinery: $313.3 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $308.4 million
  7. Fish: $153.8 million
  8. Leather, animal gut articles: $127.6 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $106.2 million
10. Toys, games: $67.4 million