Top Canada Imports 2018
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 2018, Canada bought US$458.9 billion worth of imported products retreating -0.9% since 2014 but up by 6.1% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the US

America's exports to Canada amounted to
$234.5 billion or 51.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $47.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $32.9 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $25.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $12.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $12.1 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $5.7 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.3 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $5.1 billion
  9. Paper: $4.5 billion
10. Iron and steel: $4 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from China

China's exports to Canada amounted to
$58.2 billion or 12.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $11.2 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3.4 billion
  4. Toys, games: $2.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.2 billion
  7. Vehicles: $2 billion
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.9 billion
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.8 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Canada amounted to
$28.4 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $4.5 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $971.1 million
  6. Vegetables: $809.7 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $735.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $442.8 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $407.4 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $384.8 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Canada amounted to
$14.7 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.6 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.7 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $997.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $864 million
  6. Plastics: $362 million
  7. Iron and steel: $287.4 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $248.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $247.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $231.3 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Canada amounted to
$13 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $653.6 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $466.5 million
  6. Rubber: $378.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $243.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $153.4 million
  9. Plastics: $138.5 million
10. Iron and steel: $136.2 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Canada amounted to
$7.3 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $933.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $364.8 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $360.5 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $308 million
  7. Plastics: $258.7 million
  8. Rubber: $202 million
  9. Ships, boats: $114.7 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $79.9 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Canada amounted to
$7.1 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $834.7 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $715.1 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $478 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $311 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $304.7 million
  8. Beverages: $237.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $195.1 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $103 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Canada amounted to
$6.9 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  2. Beverages: $511.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $461 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $420.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $267.8 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $243.7 million
  7. Footwear: $231.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $210.1 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $195.8 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $190.6 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from France

France's exports to Canada amounted to
$5.5 billion or 1.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $900.5 million
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $642.9 million
  3. Beverages: $631.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $414.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $344.6 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $337.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $237.3 million
  8. Vehicles: $232.3 million
  9. Plastics: $116.1 million
10. Iron or steel products: $94.6 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.5 billion or 1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $721.7 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $428.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $358.5 million
  5. Iron and steel: $252 million
  6. Plastics: $241.1 million
  7. Rubber: $116 million
  8. Other base metal goods: $114 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $110.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $108.3 million
Top 10 Canadian Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Canada amounted to
$4.2 billion or 0.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $414.7 million
  3. Iron and steel: $363.7 million
  4. Sugar: $322.4 million
  5. Machinery: $274.3 million
  6. Coffee, tea, spices: $138.8 million
  7. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $138.6 million
  8. Woodpulp: $104.8 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $99.5 million
10. Ores, slag, ash: $95.7 million