Halal Industry

How much food does Canada export to Saudi Arabia?

Salaam Gateway | 08 August, 2018  Download |  Print

On August 5, Saudi Arabia suspended new trade and investment with Canada after the North American country's foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists. 

Saudi Arabia also expelled the Canadian ambassador and recalled its own ambassador from Canada. 

Since then, on August 7, Saudi's main state wheat buying agency told grains exporters it will no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley in its international tenders.

Saudi Arabia has also stopped dealing with Canada in other sectors, including halting medical treatment programmes in that country, starting work on transferring all Saudi patients from hospitals there, and suspending educational exchange programmes.

How much exactly does Canada export to and import from Saudi Arabia, and what proportion of total trade is food and food-related?

Our infographic below breaks down 2017 trade details. 

How much food does Canada export to Saudi Arabia?