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Canada's international trade in services

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The Daily

Thursday, November 6, 2008
2006 and 2007

In 2007, the services trade deficit increased $4.4 billion to a record $19.2 billion.

Detailed data on international trade in services for 2006 and 2007 are now available

Data by country, geographical and economic areas for commercial services, travel, transportation and government services are now available up to 2006. Imports and exports of commercial services by affiliation and by industrial sector based on the North American Industrial Classification System have also been updated up to 2006.

Note: Trade in services covers transactions in travel, transportation, a range of business and professional services referred to as commercial services, and government services.

Available on CANSIM: tables 376-0031 to 376-0033, 376-0036 and 376-0062.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 1536.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Denis Caron (613-951-1861; or François Lavoie (613-951-5416;, Balance of Payments Division.