Agence France-PresseOctober 8, 2013 10:46
Canada's trade deficit expanded in August as import growth continued to outpace exports, the government reported Tuesday.
Goods imports rose 2.1 percent in August and exports added 1.8 percent, taking the trade gap to Can$1.3 billion (US$1.26 billion) from Can$1.2 billion in July, Statistics Canada said.
Imports hit Can$41.1 billion, driven by energy products, aircraft, other transportation equipment and motor vehicles and parts.
Import volumes rose 1.2 percent and prices rose 0.9 percent.