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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202020523983
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-23

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0109-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0105)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of export. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
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  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700154883
    Description:

    The Broad Economic Categories (BEC) classification provides users with a new perspective on Canada’s imports and exports. A key feature of the BEC classification is an end-use aggregating structure that is consistent with the three basic classes of goods in the System of National Accounts (SNA), namely, capital goods, intermediate goods, consumption goods. This aggregating structure facilitates the analysis of external trade statistics with other economic data such as industry statistics and national economic account aggregates such as gross domestic product. Imports and exports classified by Broad Economic Categories provide insight into the role of imports and exports as inputs into production, as a source of capital and as a source of goods for final consumption. The focus of this paper will be an analysis of Canada’s external trade according to these national account classes of goods.

    Release date: 2018-01-31

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700154890
    Description:

    Canada exports over $500 billion worth of merchandise trade annually. This reliance on foreign markets contributes undeniably to Canadian economic activity. However, there are a number of ways of analyzing Canada’s international trade, beyond simply measuring dollar values. One way, that often receives little attention, is to look at the degree of export diversification. Simply put, does an economy have one large customer or multiple customers, or does a country export one product or multiple products?

    Release date: 2018-01-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2017042
    Description:

    This infographic, entitled Export Diversification, presents results on the diversification of Canadian domestic exports, seen through three lenses, namely those of product, market of destination and province of production. Statistics at the national and provincial levels are drawn from the new CANSIM table 282-0082 and the Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database.

    Release date: 2017-12-11

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201727217522
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-09-29

  • Stats in brief: 11-630-X2017005
    Description:

    This Canadian Megatrends article takes a look at Canada’s exports over time, and the role they played in the country’s economic growth.

    Release date: 2017-09-29

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700114841
    Description:

    Trade patterns with the U.S. on a regional basis highlight the integration of industries between the two countries; proximity, transport infrastructure and government policy have all contributed to these interdependencies. Indeed, for the year 2016, 11 of Canada’s top 20 trading partners were U.S. states.

    Release date: 2017-06-19

  • Journals and periodicals: 65-509-X
    Description:

    The software is a free and user-friendly application which enables exporters and their agents (including service providers) to electronically report their goods directly to the Government of Canada thus eliminating the manual reporting process form (B13A). The CAED software features a Harmonized system commodity classification search, built-in encryption software, memorisable screens, extensive on-line help and Internet transmission capabilities.

    Release date: 2016-12-12

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2016386
    Description:

    This paper asks whether research and development (R&D) drives the level of competitiveness required to successfully enter export markets and whether, in turn, participation in export markets increases R&D expenditures. Canadian non-exporters that subsequently entered export markets in the first decade of the 2000s are found to be not only larger and more productive, as has been reported for previous decades, but also more likely to have invested in R&D. Both extramural R&D expenditures (purchased from domestic and foreign suppliers) and intramural R&D expenditures (performed in-house) increase the ability of firms to penetrate export markets. Exporting also has a significant impact on subsequent R&D expenditures; exporters are more likely to start investing in R&D. Firms that began exporting increased the intensity of extramural R&D expenditures in the year in which exporting occurred.

    Release date: 2016-11-28

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201534812544
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-12-14

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2015099
    Description:

    In the aftermath of 9/11, a new security regime was imposed on Canada–U.S. truck-borne trade, raising the question of whether the border has ‘thickened.’ Did the cost of moving goods across the border by truck rise? If so, by how much, and have these additional costs persisted through time? Building on previous work that measured the premium paid by shippers to move goods across the Canada–U.S. border by truck, from the mid- to late 2000s, this paper extends the time series back to 1994, encompassing the pre- and post-9/11 eras.

    Release date: 2015-07-24
Reference (16)

Reference (16) (0 to 10 of 16 results)

  • Classification: 65-209-X
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification is a structured, hierarchical classification system based on the Harmonized Description and Coding System. The HS nomenclature is divided into 21 Sections, which in general, group goods produced in the same sector of the economy.

    Release date: 2019-12-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201400214100
    Description:

    Canadian international merchandise trade data are released monthly and may be revised in subsequent releases as new information becomes available. These data are released approximately 35 days following the close of the reference period and represent one of the timeliest economic indicators produced by Statistics Canada. Given their timeliness, some of the data are not received in time and need to be estimated or modelled. This is the case for imports and exports of crude petroleum and natural gas. More specifically, at the time of release, energy trade data are based on an incomplete set of information and are revised as Statistics Canada and National Energy Board information becomes available in the subsequent months. Due to the increasing importance of energy imports and exports and the timeliness of the data, the revisions to energy prices and volumes are having an increasingly significant impact on the monthly revision to Canada’s trade balance. This note explains how the estimates in the initial release are made when data sources are not yet available, and how the original data are adjusted in subsequent releases.

    Release date: 2014-10-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201300411819
    Description:

    This is an update of the 2009 article Revisions to international merchandise trade statistics, accounting for changes resulting from increased timeliness in the release of merchandise trade statistics.

    Release date: 2013-06-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201100211471
    Description:

    This paper presents the background, methodological change and implementation of the revised real import and export adjustments that account for exchange rate fluctuations.

    Release date: 2011-05-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-604-M2009062
    Description:

    Statistics Canada produces monthly import and export merchandise trade price indexes. For the majority of these prices, Statistics Canada uses a variety of proxy measures to derive the price index in lieu of collecting observed import and export prices. The ability of these proxy measures to reflect international trade price movements during times of exchange rate volatility is limited. For this reason, the constant dollar trade estimates derived using these proxy price indexes have been refined with constant dollar adjustments following the appreciation of the Canadian exchange rate beginning at the end of 2002. This paper explains the rational and methodology behind these adjustments, as well as the impact on published trade and GDP estimates.

    Release date: 2009-12-04

  • Classification: 65-209-S
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification, incorporates amendments to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity and Coding System.

    Release date: 2009-01-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2006040
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This guide discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. This guide has been restructured and simplified to better meet the needs of data users. This version replaces Culture Goods Trade Estimates: Methodology and Technical Notes, Catalogue no. 81-595-MIE2004020.

    Release date: 2006-03-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004016
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This activity looks at how Canada's grape industry has transformed itself in the wake of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2004020
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. It defines the products that are included in culture trade and explains how appropriate products are selected from the relevant classification standards.

    This version has been replaced by Culture Goods Trade Data User Guide, Catalogue No. 81-595-MIE2006040.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2201
    Description: To provide statistical information and analysis of the value of Canada's merchandise exports and imports by commodity, province or territory, partner country, and other relevant dimensions on a customs basis.
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