Canada and 
Its Trading Partners
Trading Partners

- identify some of Canada's major trading partners
- identify the countries to which Canada exports goods
- identify the countries from which Canada imports goods
Mathematics - Data Management 
- recognize that different types of graphs can represent the same data differently
-make inferences and convincing arguments bases on the analysis of tables, charts and graphs

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity

Use data from Statistics Canada to complete the table.

Imports and Exports by Country or Country Grouping

Canada's Imports and Exports of Products and Goods (2007)

Country or Group

Exports ($ millions) Imports ($ millions)
United States   .
United Kingdom   .
Other EEC   .
Other OECD   .
Other countries   .

What does EEC stand for? ________________________________________________

What does OECD stand for? ______________________________________________

To complete the activity, you will need to make double bar and pie graphs of this data.

To learn how to do this using ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, click HERE.

1. Make a double bar graph of the data and then use the graph to answer the  following questions.

a. What is an obvious conclusion from the graph? ________________________________


b. With what country is our export and import trade most "balanced"? ________________

c. Compare our "balance of trade" with the United States to that of our other trading partners.






2. Make a pie graph of the export data and then use the graph to answer the following questions.

a. Does this graph support the conclusion from question 1 a? _________________________

b. Is it more or less effective in representing that conclusion?  Why? ____________________