The trade flow between Brazil and Canada reached US$ 4.48 billion in 2017, with a positive balance for Brazil of US$ 958 million. Brazilian exports to Canada in the period grew 15% compared to 2016, and corresponded to US$ 2.719 billion, according to the Brazilian government’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC). Among the main products sold were calcined alumina, other raw materials and items related to the mining industry, sugar, coffee and other agribusiness commodities.
In the same period, imports of Canadian products by Brazil decreased slightly more than 5% compared to the previous year, reaching US$ 1.760 billion. Highlights in Canada’s Brazilian trade list were chemicals and drugs, paper, aircraft and parts.