Top Canada Imports 2015
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 2015, Canada bought US$419.2 billion worth of imported products down by -7% since 2011 including a -9.5% drop from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the US

America's exports to Canada amounted to
$223.3 billion or 53.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $43.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $31.9 billion
  3. Oil: $20.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $12.5 billion
  5. Plastics: $11.1 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $5.8 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.4 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $5 billion
  9. Paper: $4.4 billion
10. Pharmaceuticals: $4.3 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from China

China's exports to Canada amounted to
$51.3 billion or 12.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $12.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.6 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.9 billion
  4. Toys, games: $2.7 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $2 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.9 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  9. Vehicles: $1.8 billion
10. Footwear: $1.4 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Canada amounted to
$24.4 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $7.6 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.9 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $906.6 million
  6. Vegetables: $670.5 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $549.9 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $370.9 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $325.1 million
10. Iron or steel products: $273.4 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Canada amounted to
$13.6 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $827.8 million
  6. Plastics: $295.9 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $294.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $213.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $204.2 million
10. Organic chemicals: $175.1 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Canada amounted to
$11.6 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $585.8 million
  5. Rubber: $413.2 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $348 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $297.4 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $158.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $131.5 million
10. Plastics: $131.4 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the UK

UK's exports to Canada amounted to
$7.2 billion or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $853.2 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $671.2 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $484.4 million
  6. Oil: $329.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $316.2 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $308.1 million
  9. Beverages: $235.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $153.9 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Korea

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

  1. Vehicles: $2.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $884.9 million
  4. Iron and steel: $247.5 million
  5. Plastics: $196.1 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $194.7 million
  7. Rubber: $169.3 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $122.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $109 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $79 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Canada amounted to
$5.8 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $451.6 million
  3. Beverages: $449 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $384.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $245.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $222.9 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $197.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $156.6 million
  9. Footwear: $154.4 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $136.4 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from France

France's exports to Canada amounted to
$5.3 billion or 1.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $867.7 million
  2. Machinery: $767.2 million
  3. Beverages: $524.4 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $453 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $295.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $283 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $276.1 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $258.8 million
  9. Vehicles: $152.8 million
10. Plastics: $98.6 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.3 billion or 1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $673.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $360.6 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $357.4 million
  5. Iron and steel: $199.1 million
  6. Plastics: $170.8 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $114.7 million
  8. Other base metal goods: $109.6 million
  9. Rubber: $109.5 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $103.7 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Canada amounted to
$3.5 billion or 0.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $394.4 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $249.3 million
  4. Clocks and watches: $247.7 million
  5. Machinery: $223.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $134.4 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $88.9 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $87.9 million
  9. Cocoa: $59.1 million
10. Vehicles: $55.6 millio