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Canada ranked No. 2 in total trade value through March with a total of $146.46 billion. Exports totaled $72.11 billion and Imports totaled $74.35 billion, a deficit of $2.24 billion.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $146.46 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $32,560,982,718
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,481,435,674
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $17,182,296,810
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $6,529,938,191
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $6,149,286,394
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $5,958,428,996
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $5,050,283,518
8Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $4,102,031,848
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $3,543,889,567
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $3,514,418,199

U.S. trade with Canada rose to $146.46 billion through March

Canada’s trade with the United States rose to $146.46 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.53 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Canada’s exports decreased 1.59 percent while imports fell 3.43 percent. The U.S. deficit with Canada was $2.24 billion.

Through March, 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 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 57.29 percent of Canada’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.55 percent to $32.56 billion.
    Exports fell 3.25 percent to $18.95 billion. Imports fell 10.78 percent to $13.61 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.32 percent to $21.48 billion.
    Exports fell 2.65 percent to $10.15 billion. Imports rose 1.86 percent to $11.33 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.7 percent to $17.18 billion.
    Exports rose 0.56 percent to $9.01 billion. Imports fell 4.07 percent to $8.17 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 8.53 percent to $6.53 billion.
    Exports rose 8.53 percent to $6.53 billion. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 4.55 percent to $6.15 billion.
    Exports fell 0.6 percent to $3.29 billion. Imports rose 11.19 percent to $2.86 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 $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Canada by value through March were the categories of Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Oil, respectively. They accounted for 22.95 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; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 40.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 4.91 percent compared to last year to $4.09 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 11.04 percent compared to last year to $3.53 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 34.26 percent compared to last year to $3.37 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 15.28 percent compared to last year to $3.25 billion.
  • Oil rose 11.09 percent compared to last year to $2.31 billion.

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

  • Oil fell 15.36 percent compared to last year to $12.02 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 14.23 percent compared to last year to $8.82 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 13.26 percent compared to last year to $3.51 billion.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 16.72 percent compared to last year to $3.11 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 6.29 percent compared to last year to $2.59 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.