Jennifer Lee, a senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, said the monthly trade figures have taken on greater significance as of late.
The sharp turnaround in the Canadian fourth-quarter trade data and move into surplus will continue to support near-term confidence in the trade outlook and does not suggest that the strong Canadian dollar outside the USA market is causing major competitiveness problems.
The back-to-back surpluses in November and December a year ago was the first such trade balance for Canada's worldwide trade since August and September of 2014, Reuters has calculated. Energy product exports climbed 15.9 per cent to $8.5 billion. Volumes grew by 0.4 per cent.
Imports increased 1.0 percent on higher imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment as well as metal products.
China's manufacturing sector continues to improve
Detailed within the report, the domestic market was a "prime" source of new business, whilst exports reported a modest increase. Manufacturers have responded with an increase in selling prices, which may in turn begin to drive consumer price inflation.
One area of concern remains non-energy exports, which were down 2.1 percent in December.
In volume terms, exports fell 1.4% in December, while import volumes gained 0.4%.
"This gives us good momentum going into 2017", he said.
CIBC economist Nick Exarhos said the overall trend in real exports is still stuck in a range and he has concerns that protectionist policies in the USA have the potential to slow, or even derail a recovery in manufacturing investment.
The underlying results-which also suggested a drop in export. Imports, meanwhile, edged down 0.1 per cent to $547.2 billion.
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