OTTAWA (Mar. 23)
Israel retained in 1957 its position as Canada’s best customer in the Middle East, data published by the Canadian Bureau of Statistics revealed It established that Canada’s export trade to Israel during the year amounted to more than $5,000,000. Total export figures for Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Arabia and Jordan from Canada equalled $8,178,000.
As in previous years, Canadian wheat was the leading product purchased by Israel. Some 1, 307,000 bushels of wheat were sold for a total of $2,118, 845. Other produce exported include such items as asbestos – $756, 852; lumber- $444,514; drugs and chemicals – $364,858; caned meat – $253, 958; and automobile parts valued at $244,897.