Canada's trade surplus with the world rises to $1.9B in June

Statistics Canada says merchandise exports rose 1.1 per cent in June, while imports fell 1.8 per cent.

Imports from the U.S. are at a record high of $29.1 billion

Exports to the U.S. from Canada unchanged since May at $34.1 billion, while imports hit a record high of $29.1 billion. (Jason Kryk/Canadian Press)

Statistics Canada says merchandise exports rose 1.1 per cent in June, while imports fell 1.8 per cent.

The agency says that widened Canada's trade surplus with the world to $1.9 billion from $576 million in May.

Statistics Canada says exports rose to a record high of $45.2 billion, with metal and non-metallic mineral products, consumer goods and energy products leading the way.

Imports fell to $43.3 billion with losses in eight of 11 sections.

Exports to the United States remained unchanged at $34.1 billion in June, while imports were up 1.5 per cent to $29.1 billion — a record high.

Exports to countries other than the United States grew 4.8 per cent to $11.1 billion, led by the European Union, while imports fell 7.8 per cent to $14.3 billion.