Polish exports to Canada in 2019 amounted to over two billion Canadian dollars, reaching a value of 2,3 billion CAD, while imports from Canada amounted to 743,9 million CAD in this period. In comparison with the same period of the previous year, Polish exports to Canada increased by 10.8%, and Polish imports from Canada decrease by 0.1%.
Polish exports to Canada
Polish export to Canada in 2019 remained traditionally strongly concentrated. The most important 25 exported products (according to HS6 codes) accounted for 57,7% of the value of Polish exports to Canada, and top 10 - 45,4%.
The most important product exported from Poland to Canada in 2019 were:
Source: Statistics Canada 19.02.2020
The value of each of the other items in Polish exports to Canada in 2019 did not exceed CAD 33 million CAD.
The other five places were: Gas Turbines - Power Not Exceeding 5.000 Kw; transmission shafts and cranks (including cam shafts and crank shafts); lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery; surface-active preparations, washing and cleaning preparations (incl. detergents) - for retail sale and television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorder.
Polish imports from Canada
Polish imports from Canada are also characterized by relatively high concentration, although definitely lower than in the case of exports: 25 main goods exported from Canada to Poland (according to HS6 codes) constituted 69,6% of Polish imports in the period from this country, and the top 10 were 57,2%.
The most important 10 goods imported by Poland in 2019 included:
The value of each of the next positions in Polish imports from Canada in 2019 did not exceed the amount of CAD 10,5 million. In the remaining five places, there were: Printed Matter; Gas Turbines - Power Not Exceeding 5.000 Kw; Motor Vehicles - Compression Ignition - Cylinder Capacity 1501-2500 Cc; Other Cylindrical Roller Bearings; Transmission Shafts and Cranks (Including Cam Shafts and Crank Shafts)
Export and Import of the European Union
Amongst European Union countries, in 2019 Poland ranked 9th among suppliers of goods to Canada (increase by 10,8% compared to the previous year) and 9th place in terms of recipients of Canadian products (decrease by 0.1%).
Cooperation with Canadian Provinces
Among Canadian provinces, Quebec was the main recipient of Polish goods in 2019. The value of Polish exports to this province reached the level of 1,237.9 million CAD, an increase of 6.1% compared to 2018. In the second place, there was the province of Ontario, to which Poland exported goods for 692.1 million CAD (an increase of 9.4%). The third was British Columbia (241,4 CAD a decrease of 25.9%), followed by Nova Scotia (67.4 million CAD, an increase of 140.3%). Further places were taken by provinces of Manitoba, Albert, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island took further places. In 2019, no Polish exports to Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon were recorded.
Poland mainly exported to Quebec: Parts of turbojet engines and turboprop engines (CAD 449,5 million), raw mink skins (CAD 142,9 million), parts of gas turbines (68,5 million CAD), parts of equipment or systems power transmission (54,3 million CAD) and wooden furniture for the bedroom use (38,4 million CAD). To Ontario: Under-Carriages and Parts Thereof - For Aircrafts (78.6 million CAD), surface-active preparations, washing and cleaning preparations (detergents included) - for retail sale (24.7 million CAD), TV cameras, digital cameras and recorders video cameras (18.7 million CAD), Parts of Turbo-Jets or Turbo-Propellers (15.9 million CAD).
In 2019, in terms of Polish imports from the Canadian provinces, Ontario (CAD 360.6 million) and Quebec (CAD 186.3 million) came first in 2019.
In 2019, Poland imported from Ontario mainly: gas turbine parts (135.9 million CAD), hearing aids excluding parts and accessories (19.4 million CAD), spark ignition engines, cylinder capacity 1501-3000 Cc (12 , CAD 6 million). From Quebec: Parts of Turbo-Jets or Turbo-Propellers (CAD 30.4 million), Airplanes of An Unladen Weight (2,001 - 15,000 Kg) - CAD 26.3 million; Parts of Power Transmission Equipment or Other Goods Used To Transmit Power (CAD 9.4 million).
Prepared by: Magdalena Czerwińska, ZBH Toronto