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

Trade deficit with world went to $940-million in November from $908-million in October, agency said



OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise imports edged up 0.1 per cent in November, while exports were unchanged for the month.

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 two 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 U.S. fell 3.6 per cent to $13.5-billion, while exports declined two 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 U.S. slipped to $3.7-billion in November from $4-billion in October.

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