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FOCUS: Manufacturing Industry in Canada 2024: Machinery & Equipment

From 2021 to 2023, Italy maintained a notable presence in Canada's import market across various machinery sectors. The aggregate value of imports from Italy witnessed a substantial increase, reflecting a growth trend in the demand for Italian machinery in Canada. Italy ranked fifth among Canada's machinery import partners, with a notable 19.7% increase in import value from 2022 to 2023. Additionally, Canada witnessed a significant increase in imports of machinery from around the world, reaching a total value of 13,370 million euros, a 4.9% increase from 2022.

Aggregate Performance:

Total Imports: The total value of imports from Italy to Canada surged from 507 million euros in 2021 to 716 million euros in 2023, indicating a significant uptrend of 41.3% over the two-year period. This increase underscores the strengthening trade relationship between the two countries.

Market Share: Italy's market share in Canada's machinery imports experienced a noticeable rise, climbing from 4.7% in 2022 to 5.4% in 2023. This suggests Italy's increasing dominance and competitiveness in supplying machinery to the Canadian market.

Sector-wise Analysis:

  • MI Fluid Power: With consistent growth, the MI Fluid Power sector demonstrated resilience and expansion, recording a 48.5% increase in import value from 2021 to 2023. This growth signifies Italy's expertise and reliability in providing fluid power solutions to Canada.


  • MI Food Machinery: Experiencing a remarkable surge, the MI Food Machinery sector witnessed a staggering 59.3% increase in import value over the three-year period and an increase of 40% in 2023 over 2022. This growth highlights Italy's proficiency in catering to Canada's food processing and packaging needs.
  • MI Metalworking Machine Tools: Despite fluctuations, the MI Metalworking Machine Tools sector maintained a positive trajectory, registering a 20.5% increase in import value by 2023. This indicates Italy's continued significance in supplying advanced metalworking technologies to Canada.


  • MI Agriculture Machinery: Reflecting steady growth, the MI Agriculture Machinery sector saw a respectable 39.8% increase in import value from 2021 to 2023. Italy's contribution to Canada's agricultural machinery market underscores its reputation for delivering high-quality and efficient farming equipment.


  • MI Packaging Machinery: With consistent growth, the MI Packaging Machinery sector exhibited a notable 40.6% increase in import value over the three years. Italy's innovative packaging solutions have evidently resonated well with Canadian consumers and businesses.

In conclusion, Italy's machinery trade with Canada from 2021 to 2023 showcases Italy's consistent performance and increasing market share in supplying a diverse range of machinery. Despite facing competition from other major players, Italy's resilience, innovation, and reliability solidify its position as a key contributor to Canada's machinery imports. As the trade relationship between Italy and Canada continues to flourish, opportunities for further collaboration and market expansion are expected, fostering mutual economic growth and prosperity.