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About

Canada-China In 2021, Canada exported $22.5B to China. The main products that Canada exported to China are Coal Briquettes ($2.79B), Iron Ore ($2.16B), and Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp ($1.82B). During the last 26 years the exports of Canada to China have increased at an annualized rate of 7.83%, from $3.17B in 1995 to $22.5B in 2021.

In 2020, Canada exported services to China worth $3.68B, with Travel ($3.01B), Transportation ($362M), and Royalties and license fees ($113M) being the largest in terms of value.

China-Canada In 2021, China exported $57.1B to Canada. The main products that China exported to Canada were Broadcasting Equipment ($2.96B), Computers ($2.56B), and Office Machine Parts ($1.66B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Canada have increased at an annualized rate of 12.3%, from $2.82B in 1995 to $57.1B in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to Canada.

Comparison In 2021,  Canada ranked 32 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.9), and 9 in total exports ($484B). That same year, China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, Canada exported $22.5B to China. The main products exported from Canada to China were Coal Briquettes ($2.79B), Iron Ore ($2.16B), and Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp ($1.82B). During the last 26 years the exports of Canada to China have increased at an annualized rate of 7.83%, from $3.17B in 1995 to $22.5B in 2021.

In 2021, China exported $57.1B to Canada. The main products exported from China to Canada were Broadcasting Equipment ($2.96B), Computers ($2.56B), and Office Machine Parts ($1.66B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Canada have increased at an annualized rate of 12.3%, from $2.82B in 1995 to $57.1B in 2021.

Exports from Canada (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Exports from China (Flag) to Canada (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
Canada
Top Destination
United States$355B
China
Top Destination
United States$530B

This map shows whether countries import more from Canada or China. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Canada and China or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2021, countries that imported more from Canada than China were Bonaire ($134M), Saint Pierre and Miquelon ($27.3M), and Greenland ($10.5M).

In 2021, countries that imported more from China than Canada were Hong Kong ($323B), United States ($530B), and Japan ($168B).

Difference in imports from China (Flag) and Canada (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage Canada - China

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between Canada and China by product, considering products traded by both, Canada and China.

During 2021, Canada had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($6.55B), Vegetable Products ($4.13B), and Paper Goods ($2.76B).

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Canada in the exports of Machines ($20.7B), Miscellaneous ($7.85B), and Metals ($6.22B).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

In 2020, Canada exported services to China worth $3.68B, with Travel ($3.01B), Transportation ($362M), and Royalties and license fees ($113M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Services Exports from Canada (Flag) to China (Flag) (2020)

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Canada has comparative advantage over China. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Canada.

Product Space of Canada (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

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