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Canada's merchandise imports, exports and trade balance by principal trading partner, January 1997 to December 2010

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Released: 2014-11-19

Balance of payments and customs data (seasonally adjusted) for Canada's international merchandise trade are now available in CANSIM for Canada's 27 principal trading partners for the period from January 1997 to December 2010. This will give users a first view of Canada's international merchandise trade data for these newly created 27 principal trading partners on a balance of payments basis.

The first monthly release of Canada's international merchandise trade data (for the October 2014 reference month) based on the new list of principal trading partners will be published in The Daily on December 5. The data for the entire period of January 1997 to October 2014 will be available in CANSIM.

For more information on this addition of geographic detail for trade in goods and for data, as well as information on key balance of payments concepts, refer to "Balance of Payments trade in goods at Statistics Canada: Expanding geographic detail to 27 principal trading partners."

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