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Canada ranked No. 2 in total trade value through September with a total of $459.77 billion. Exports totaled $221.15 billion and Imports totaled $238.62 billion, a deficit of $17.47 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $459.77 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $100,493,656,062
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $65,999,188,954
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $53,737,390,729
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $20,203,819,173
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $18,999,574,372
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $17,589,477,369
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $16,198,625,408
8Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $11,750,806,831
9Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $11,115,657,440
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $10,821,420,848

U.S. trade with Canada rose to $459.77 billion through September

Canada’s trade with the United States rose to $459.77 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.44 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Canada decreased 1.88 percent while U.S. imports from Canada fell 1.04 percent. The U.S. deficit with Canada was $17.47 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.; No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich.; No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 56.43 percent of Canada’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.54 percent to $100.49 billion.
    Exports fell 0.05 percent to $58.22 billion. Imports fell 5.78 percent to $42.28 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.47 percent to $66 billion.
    Exports fell 3.44 percent to $30.81 billion. Imports rose 2.29 percent to $35.19 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.09 percent to $53.74 billion.
    Exports fell 2.21 percent to $27.9 billion. Imports rose 0.16 percent to $25.84 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.3 percent to $20.2 billion.
    Exports rose 4.3 percent to $20.2 billion. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 1.58 percent to $19 billion.
    Exports fell 5.32 percent to $9.57 billion. Imports rose 9.69 percent to $9.43 billion.

Canada ranked No. 2 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 2.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Canada by value through September were the categories of Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Oil, respectively. They accounted for 22.11 percent of total exports to Canada.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Canada –– Oil; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; and Motor vehicle parts –– accounted for 42.49 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Canada:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 3.07 percent compared to last year to $12.16 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 14.31 percent compared to last year to $10.99 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 8.33 percent compared to last year to $10.73 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 11.73 percent compared to last year to $7.57 billion.
  • Oil rose 15.65 percent compared to last year to $7.43 billion.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Canada:

  • Oil fell 0.59 percent compared to last year to $47.01 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 3.05 percent compared to last year to $27.53 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 9.29 percent compared to last year to $11.58 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 6.39 percent compared to last year to $8.21 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 0.08 percent compared to last year to $7.07 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Canada recorded $582.45 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Detroit; Buffalo; Pembina, N.D.; Ogdensburg, N.Y.; and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Canada were $ 282.47 billion and imports from Canada were $299.98 billion. The U.S. deficit with Canada was $17.5 billion.

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