That pushed Canada's monthly trade surplus with the US down to $2.6 billion in February, from $2.9 billion the previous month.
The gap increased 1.6 per cent in February to US$57.6 billion, compared with the median estimate of economists for US$56.8 billion, Commerce Department data showed on Thursday.
Analysts had forecast a 2.2 billion dollar deficit after a 1.9 billion dollar deficit in January.
However, exports of farm, fishing and intermediate food products plummeted 17.2 percent, the largest record.
Exports of wheat (-41.6 percent) and canola (-40.1 percent) were responsible for the drop in the section. The Institute for Supply Management said earlier this week that the tariff announcement helped send a measure of raw-material prices paid to an nearly seven-year high in March, as businesses began stocking up. Exports rose to $204.4 billion, led by industrial supplies and materials, automobiles and capital goods.
The rise in imports was broad based, driven by a 15 percent rise in energy products to the highest level since late-2014. Imports of motor vehicles and parts climbed by 1.7 percent as the auto plant shutdowns ended.
The Canadian dollar was steady against its USA counterpart on Thursday, holding near an earlier five-week high even as the greenback broadly climbed and data showed a widening of Canada's trade deficit.
Paul Ferley, assistant chief economist at Royal Bank of Canada, said the stronger imports showed some strength in the domestic economy.
The central bank, which has raised rates three times since last July, repeatedly cites uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement as a risk factor for the economy.
Overall imports in February, according to Statistics Canada, increased 1.9 percent to 48.6 billion dollar while exports edged up 0.4 percent to 45.9 billion dollar.
Canada imported more crude oil and bitumen in February, with a larger share coming from the United States. As a result, the trade surplus with the United States fell to 2.58 billion Canadian dollars in February from 2.93 billion Canadian dollars in January.
At a ceremony commemorating Britain's war dead last November, he appeared to be having trouble standing and leaned against a wall. He did not accompany Elizabeth to a church service on Maundy Thursday because of the hip problem, a royal source said last week.
According to the VW spokeswoman these vehicles aren't being stored here permanently and it is only a temporary arrangement. It appears that up until the end of 2017 VW had bought back 335,000 vehicles, scrapped 28,000 of them and resold 13,000.
Lamb said there are numerous small, economically depressed mining towns like Superior around central Arizona's Pinal County. Broken wooden furniture, cardboard boxes and a rusted barbeque grill littered the brown, dried up grass in the front yard.
But Putin refused to discuss the issue saying "these are exclusively commercial questions" rather than political ones. But Erdogan indicated that Turkey was in no mood to listen to criticism from the West over the purchase.
Devon Travis added an RBI single for the Blue Jays , who salvaged the split of the series by winning the last two games. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman was on a pitch count after being hampered by a right shoulder injury at spring training.
Many SPS educators took to the streets with signs Wednesday evening while trying to rally community support for Monday's walkout. With Monday being a holiday, the superintendent is now deciding on whether they will suspend classes on Tuesday as well.
For the entire season so far, influenza A strains have been responsible for 70 percent of all cases, the CDC report noted. Health officials say flu season should basically be over, but this year's virus seems to have other plans.
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She denied "having been informed and associated with the deadly project of her boyfriend", Molins said during a news conference. The second suspect was a "very good friend" of Lakdim and was under his religious influence, a witness told investigators.
There can't have been too many supporters outside of Australia , who didn't want to see the towering quick go out with a bang. The final day of the fourth Test between South Africa and Australia belonged to one man- Vernon Philander .
A tentative thaw began earlier this year with North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang. The last Inter-Korean summit was held in October 2007, when then President Roh Moo-hyun met Kim's father, Kim Jong Il .
The Fantastic 4 were left dead in the water, that was until we were given a reboot film in 2015, called " Fantastic Four ". That's Marvel's official website revealing that, yes, the Fantastic Four are coming back, and they'll be here this summer.
Stephen Metcalfe MP Welcomes Ban on Ivory Sales
Rare or important items, at least 100 years old, will be assessed by specialist institutions before exemption permits are issued. Britain is to ban sales of ivory in a bid to help preserve the world's dwindling elephant population.
Active shooter at YouTube HQ in San Bruno
San Bruno Police first tweeted "Police activity at 901 Cherry Ave, please stay out of the area", just after 4:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. Google says its security team has been working with authorities to evacuate buildings at YouTube headquarters after a shooting.
Teens Prefer Snorting Condoms To Eating Tide Pods
However, there have not been any official statistics on how many have taken up the condom-snorting challenge. There is a new internet challenge that has some parents on alert and just about everyone asking questions.
Jose Mourinho sends honest message to departing Man United star
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