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Imports and Exports

Canada is an active trading nation whose largest trading partner is the United States.

In 2011, Ontario alone exported $182 billion in goods and services worldwide, the vast majority to the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, China and Norway. (Statistics Canada, Report date 2012)

Total Exports, Ontario to Top 10 Trade Countries (2007-2011)

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  (Value in Millions of Canadian Dollar)
Source of data: Statistics Canada
Report Date: 20-Jul-2012
United States (U.S.) 169,257 155,857 119,200 134,558 142,433
United Kingdom (U.K.) 8,067 7,953 7,899 11,744 14,848
China 1,747 1,889 1,750 1,716 2,412
Norway 3,437 2,576 1,538 2,232 2,362
Mexico 2,486 2,503 2,252 2,348 2,262
Germany 1,198 1,194 1,334 1,350 1,431
Japan 1,341 1,153 980 1,141 1,331
France (incl. Monaco, French Antilles) 1,174 1,011 878 821 839
Switzerland 1,057 971 934 1,101 803
Korea, South 678 752 758 606 560
SUB-TOTAL 190,444 175,859 137,523 157,617 169,281
OTHERS 12,033 12,847 10,242 10,968 12,234
TOTAL (ALL COUNTRIES) 202,477 188,706 147,766 168,585 181,516
Total Export, Ontario (2005-2009)
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Total Imports to Ontario, Top 10 Countries (2007-2011)

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  (Value in Millions of Canadian Dollar)
Source of data: Statistics Canada
Report Date: 20-Jul-2012
United States (U.S.) 151,858 147,562 122,040 135,427 141,543
China 20,366 22,518 21,300 25,120 26,874
Mexico 13,544 13,884 12,649 17,477 19,546
Japan 9,288 9,034 7,404 9,179 8,545
Germany 5,408 5,463 4,366 4,518 5,876
Korea, South 2,970 3,413 3,617 4,258 4,171
United Kingdom (U.K.) 3,546 3,657 3,209 3,262 3,845
Peru 1,398 1,704 2,134 2,721 3,296
Switzerland 1,699 2,410 2,538 2,295 2,453
France (incl. Monaco, French Antilles) 2,036 2,243 2,228 2,261 1,955
SUB-TOTAL 212,112 211,889 181,486 206,517 218,102
OTHERS 28,523 30,372 25,659 28,630 36,870
TOTAL (ALL COUNTRIES) 240,636 242,260 207,145 235,147 254,973

For more information on Ontario's trade see the Invest in Ontario Trade Fact Sheet

Total value of goods and services exported from Ontario between 2006 and 2010.
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