Canada-U.S. Relationship

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The Canada-U.S. Relationship

Canada and the United State have enjoyed a long and enduring relationship. This partnership on a broad range of issues, as well as commercial and interpersonal connections, has strengthened these ties throughout the years. Canada also enjoys friendly relations with Mexico, although both geographic and linguistic barriers have prevented their relationship from blossoming into one with comparable intensity that Canada shares with its biggest and closest neighbor.

U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $714.1 billion in 2018. Exports were $360.5 billion; imports were $353.6 billion.

The graph below shows the substantial Foreign Direct Investment relationship between Canada and the United States and how heavily the countries rely on each other.

Cumulative Foreign Direct Investment

This graph shows the substantial relationship between Canada and the United States and how heavily the countries rely on each other for merchandise.

 

Imports and Exports by Partner Country

This chart shows the significant partnership between Canada and the United State and the value both countries see in investing in businesses across borders.

 

 

Sources: Office of the United States Trade Representative