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Trade by exporter and importer characteristics: goods, by census metropolitan area, 2018

Released: 2019-09-18

Data on the location, industry classification, and number of exporters and importers of goods by census metropolitan area, as well as on the value of their imports and exports, are now available for the years 2010 to 2018.

A new product, "Trade in Goods by Exporter and Importer Characteristics: Interactive Tool," which allows users to quickly, easily and efficiently browse these data, is also now available. This tool also includes data on the partner countries with whom products are traded.

  Note to readers

This release contains revised data on the number of importers and the value of imports for the 2010 to 2016 reference years. Revisions are the result of improved methodologies that translate into a higher linkage rate of customs declarations and the proper units in the Business Register.

Data are available at the establishment level. An establishment is defined as the statistical unit where the accounting data required to measure production are available.


The product "Trade in Goods by Exporter and Importer Characteristics: Interactive Tool" (Catalogue number71-607-X) is now available.

The Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-607-X) is available.

The User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-606-G) is also available. This publication will be updated regularly to maintain its relevance.

The updated Canada and the World Statistics Hub (Catalogue number13-609-X) is available online. This product illustrates the nature and extent of Canada's economic and financial relationship with the world using interactive graphs and tables. This product provides easy access to information on trade, investment, employment and travel between Canada and a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, China and Japan.

Contact information

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300;

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Angela Yuan-Wu at 613-240-2871 (, International Accounts and Trade Division.

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