Canadian international merchandise trade, August 2021

Canada's merchandise exports increased 0.8% in August, while imports decreased 1.4%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade balance with the world remained in a surplus position, widening from $736 million in July to $1.9 billion in August...

Large decline in imports from the United States

Imports from the United States fell 6.2% in August to $32.2 billion, the largest decline since the historic drops in the first half of 2020. Exports to the United States decreased 0.7% in August to $40.8 billion. As a result, Canada's trade surplus with the United States widened from $6.8 billion in July to $8.6 billion in August, the largest monthly trade surplus with the United States in 13 years.

This has been excerpted from a 5 October 2021 release by Statistics Canada.