• Canada recorded a bigger-than-expected trade surplus of C$496 million ($367.73 million) in January, as imports plunged to a nearly 2-year low while exports fell at a slower pace, data showed on Thursday.
  • Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a C$100 million surplus in the month. December’s trade deficit was revised to C$863 million from a deficit of C$312 million initially reported, Statistics Canada said.