Exports grew to 45.5 CAD billion in July. Sales of motor vehicles and parts(+9.9 percent), especially passenger cars and light trucks (+14.9 percent); consumer goods (+7.3 percent); and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (+19.2 percent) accounted for the gain in July. The increase in these sections was partially offset by a decrease in shipments of energy products (-15.1 percent).
Imports increased to 46.1 CAD billion in July, as 8 of 11 sections advanced. Higher imports of energy products (+12.8 percent), aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (+22.9 percent), as well as electronic and electrical equipment and parts (+4.4 percent) were partially offset by a decline in metal and non-metallic mineral products (-9.6 percent).
Year-on-year, exports shrank 0.2 percent, while imports grew 5.8 percent.