Imports declined to $40.8 billion as volumes were down 2.6% while prices were up 1.0%. The main contributors to the overall decline in imports were motor vehicles and parts as well as energy products.
Imports from the United States declined 1.8% to $27.1 billion, as imports of motor vehicles and parts as well as aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts fell. Imports from countries other than the United States declined 1.2% to $13.8 billion. Lower imports of crude oil and crude bitumen from Norway led to an 8.6% decrease in imports from the principal trading area "other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries". This decline was partially offset by a 5.4% increase in imports from the European Union.
Exports edged up to $40.6 billion, as an increase in energy products was mostly offset by decreases in motor vehicles and parts as well as metal ores and non-metallic minerals. Overall, prices were up 5.8% while volumes were down 5.3%.
Exports to the United States edged down 0.1% to $30.7 billion. Exports to countries other than the United States grew 1.3% to $10.0 billion, as increases in exports to the principal trading area "all other countries" (+9.3%) were partially offset by declines to Japan (-20.1%).