International trade struggles to keep pace

OTTAWA —  Canada’s merchandise imports edged up 0.1% while exports were unchanged in November, Stat Can has announced. As a result, Canada’s trade deficit with the world went from $908 million in October to $940 million in November. Exports to the United States were up 0.6% to $30.0 billion, with motor vehicles and parts being the main contributor. Consequently, Canada’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed from $3.1 billion in October to $2.8 billion in November.