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Imports up, exports flat, trade deficit rose in November: StatsCan

Containers are stacked as cranes tower overhead at Port Metro Vancouver's Centre container facility on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
January 07, 2014 - 5:49 AM

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise imports edged up 0.1 per cent in November, while exports were unchanged.

It says Canada's trade deficit with the world went to $940 million in November from $908 million in October.

Imports rose to $40.7 billion, while exports were unchanged at $39.8 billion.

Imports from the United States grew 2.0 per cent to $27.2 billion and exports rose 0.6 per cent to $30 billion, shrinking the trade surplus with that country to $2.8 billion in November from $3.1 billion in October.

Imports from countries other than the United States fell 3.6 per cent to $13.5 billion, while exports declined 2.0 per cent to $9.8 billion, with exports to the European Union down 6.4 per cent.

The trade deficit with countries other than the United States slipped to $3.7 billion in November from $4 billion in October.

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