Canada’s total exports in April rose by 58.8pc to C$50.2bn from C$31.6bn in April 2020 while it dropped by 1pc from C$50.7bn in march this year, according to Statistics Canada (StatCan).
Its total imports increased by 33.8pc in April to C$49.6bn from C$37bn in April last year while it fell by 4.7pc from C$52bn in March this year.
The country’s exports of metal ores and non-metallic mineral products increased by 13.2pc to C$1.9bn in April this year from C$1.7bn in the same month last year while it fell by 6.9pc from C$2bn in March 2021. The export of metals and non-metallic mineral products was up by 22.5pc in April 2021 to C$6.12bn compared to C$5bn in April last year and dropped by 0.3pc from C$6.14bn in March 2021.
Exports of motor vehicles and parts surged by 402.4pc to C$5.4bn in April this year compared to C$1bn in April last year while it declined by 18.1pc from C$6.6bn in March 2021. Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts saw a 57.2pc increase in exports to C$2.1bn in April 2021 compared to C$1.3bn in April 2020 while it rose by 6.3pc from C$1.9bn in March 2021.
Canada’s imports of metal ores and non-metallic minerals fell by 29pc to C$1.1bn in April compared to C$1.5bn in April 2020 and dropped by 18.8pc from C$1.3bn in March this year. Metals and non-metallic mineral product imports grew by 2.9pc to C$4.5bn in April this year from C$4.3bn in the same month in 2020 while it fell by 2.7pc from C$4.6bn in March 2021.
Imports of motor vehicles and parts surged by 246.1pc to C$6.6bn in April 2021 compared to C$1.9bn in April last year while they declined by 22.1pc from C$8.5bn this March. Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts imports were up by 39.6pc in April this year to C$1.5bn compared to C$1.1bn in the same month last year while they fell by 5.5pc from C$1.6bn in March 2021, StatCan stated.