Shipments rose to $39.7 billion, as volumes grew 0.8 percent and prices edged up 0.1 percent. Increased exports in most sections were slightly offset by declines in energy products; farm, fishing and intermediate food products; and motor vehicles and parts.
Sales to the United States rose 1.2 percent to $30.0 billion, while imports from the United States declined 0.4 percent to $27.1 billion. As a result, Canada's trade surplus with the United States widened from $2.4 billion in November to $2.9 billion in December. Exports to countries other than the United States were unchanged at $9.7 billion.
Purchases grew to $41.4 billion, as prices rose 1.6 percent while volumes declined 0.4 percent. Higher imports of energy products led the overall increase. Inflows of energy products rose 22.6 percent to $3.9 billion in December.