NZD/CAD Short. Canada’s top exports to the US were behind a surprising January trade surplus. Canada’s trade surplus with the rest of the world was $ 1.41 billion in January, the highest figure since July 2014. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted a deficit of C $ 1.40 billion. In a sea of really bad news, this is a real bomb. Behind him were the sale of used aircraft, gold bars, oil and wood. The above makes the Canadian currency a strong competitor against a basket of world currencies.