Overview of the Chemicals Industry in Canada & How to Buy Chemicals

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Introduction to Canada

  • The Canada is located in North America
  • It has a population of 37.59 million
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Official Language: English
  • Total Area: 9984670 km2
  • Currency: Canadian dollar

Economy of Canada

Canada has the 10th largest economy with a GDP of 1.71 trillion US $. Canada ranks 20th when it comes to GDP per capita. The largest industries in Canada are Agriculture, Energy, Manufacturing and Services. Economy break down: Agriculture 8 %, Energy 2.9 %, Manufacturing 14 %, Services 80%.

The main Importers of Canada’s goods are:

  • US 51.33%
  • China 12.64%
  • Mexico 6.33%
  • Japan 3.12%
  • UK 1.58%

The main Exports of Canada are:

  • US 75.85%
  • China 4.32%
  • UK 3.24%
  • Japan 2.17%
  • Mexico 1.44%

Chemical Use in Canada:

Given the economic growth of Canada, it is an attractive country for chemicals trade. Canada’s chemical industry is diverse and includes chemicals such as, Petrochemicals, Inorganics, Acids, Resins and more.

The chemical sector contributes $35 billion to the economy and about 6% GDP and about 4.9% of manufacturing GDP in Canada.

The Agricultural Industry:

Agriculture makes up a significant part of Canada, a number of chemicals are used in the growing process. These are; pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides. These are all used to help the growth of the crops and control pests and promote growth.

The Energy Industry: Crude oil

Canada has the 3rd largest oil reserves in the world and is the 7th largest oil producer worldwide. Canada’s oil and gas industry provided $108 billion GDP and provides around 530,000 jobs across the country for its citizens.

The chemicals used in the extraction process are: Methanol, Buta-1, Calcium carbonate, Chlorine, Hydrogen chloride, Methyl and more.

The Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry accounts for $174 billion in GDP and created 1.7 million jobs. Canada manufacture aerospace products, automobiles, machinery, food, clothing, military assets and more. The chemicals used in this process are: Sulfuric Acid, Ethylene, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene and Nitrogen.

A wide range of chemicals are used extensively in Canada’s industries. Vancouver Port is the largest port in in the Pacific Northwest. The Port of Vancouver trades $43 billion in goods with over 90 trading economies.

Canada’s leading advanced manufacturing technology aerospace equipment. This state of the art factory located in Canada’s has been recognised for its innovative and efficient equipment.

Canada is accessible by both land and sea. For international trading the main seaports are:

  • Port of Vancouver
  • Port of Montreal
  • Port of Prince Rupert
  • Port of Halifax
  • Port of Saint John

 

For importing the good, Camachem uses Canada’s largest port of Vancouver and port of Montreal

Ensure your chemicals comply with the Federal Acts, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and Regulations in place to ensure the environment and human health in Canada is protected.

A wide range of chemicals are used extensively in Canada’s industries. Vancouver Port is the largest port in in the Pacific Northwest. The Port of Vancouver trades $43 billion in goods with over 90 trading economies.

What chemicals does Canada Import?

According to the latest trade data, Canada imports US$4.2 billion in inorganic and US$6.32 billion in organic chemicals. They include chemicals such as:

What are the Regulations on Importing Chemicals to Canada?

To import chemicals into Canada, you must ensure they have been assessed for the potential risk to the environment or human health as required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). New substances must be regulated under the Federal Acts and Regulations that meet certain pre-market assessment criteria’s. Read more here.

Ensure your chemicals comply with the Federal Acts, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and Regulations in place to ensure the environment and human health in Canada is protected.

Why should Canada import chemicals?

  • Availability - The local industry has limited capacity and some clients require chemicals in a timely manner.
  • High Chemical Cost - Given domestic competition and high production costs, chemicals are more expensive to buy domestically than they are on the world market.
  • Chemical Quality - While most international chemical suppliers have good brand reputation and quality, some smaller domestic manufacturers can have variant chemical quality.

Where Can I Buy Chemicals for Canada

Camachem has been exporting chemicals to clients in Canada. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation. We also ship worldwide; for other countries, check out our experience here.

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