Merchandise Trade Reconciliation Study: Canada-China, 2002 and 2003 - ARCHIVED

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Trade statistics produced by one country will frequently differ from those produced by its trading partner(s) reflecting conceptual, definitional and reporting differences of the countries involved. This is evident with Canadian and Chinese merchandise trade numbers. Reconciled data show that Canada had a smaller trade deficit with China than official published Canadian numbers, while China had a larger surplus with Canada than official published Chinese statistics.

This paper examines the differences in trade statistics between the two countries and provides estimates to better reflect the actual trade in 2002 and 2003.

Issue Number: 2005003
Author(s): Bohatyretz, Sandra; Santarossa, Bruna

Main Product: Canadian Trade Review

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