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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: 11-621-M2006047
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study analyzes trends in crude oil prices, production and exports . Canada's imports of crude petroleum, which feed refineries in Eastern Canada are also analyzed.

    Release date: 2006-09-11

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20030038997
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The study evaluates and analyses the export of culture goods to China and Canada's imports from China.

    Release date: 2006-06-12

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2006038
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the effect of trade liberalization on plant scale, production-run length and product diversification. We first develop a model of trade in differentiated products with multi-product plants. We then present empirical evidence using a large panel of Canadian manufacturing plants and their experience with the 1989 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The model predicts that the bilateral tariff reduction reduces the product diversification of exporting plants, increases the production-run length and has an ambiguous effect on the size of those plants. It also reduces the product diversification and size of non-exporting plants, and has no effect on the production-run length of those plants. The empirical evidence on non-exporting plants provides broad support for the model. The evidence on exporting plants shows that exporters reduce product diversification, and increase production-run length and plant size, but those changes do not appear to be related to tariff cuts. Once in the export markets, plants respond to forces other than tariff cuts. Further tariff cuts have less effect on those plants.

    Release date: 2006-05-19

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2006006
    Description:

    While two way trade between Canada and the EU accounted for 8% of Canada's total trade in 2004, the same as a decade earlier, Canada has seen its trade balance with the EU move ever further into a deficit position. Canadian imports from the EU have increased at twice the annual rate of our exports to the EU since 1995. The increase in imports of pharmaceuticals and the exports of diamonds have had the biggest impact on trade between Canada and the EU during this period.

    Release date: 2006-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20060039135
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada is one of the most trade-oriented countries in the world. This paper looks at how our exports have become more resource-dependent, thanks to energy demand from the US and overseas demand for industrial goods. Meanwhile, our imports have diversified away from the US and Japan, mostly to China.

    Release date: 2006-03-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006037
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines China's principal imports from Canada and the world between 1998 and 2004 using the United Nations "UN Comtrade" Database. The study focuses on exports by key Canadian industries to China such as organic chemicals, wood pulp, metal and wheat.

    Release date: 2006-03-14

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2006005
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper explores trends that have emerged in Canada's trade in beer over the past decade. In particular, the degree to which imported beer has replaced domestic beer as the choice for Canadians, including which countries have become Canada's main sources for imported beer, are examined.

    Release date: 2006-02-15

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2005004
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Foreign control of a country's economic assets is of great interest to industry and policy makers alike. In 2002, foreign controlled exporting establishments operating in Canada represented about 10% of the total number of exporting establishments on Statistics Canada's Exporter Register. Total exports by those (foreign controlled) establishments in 2002 was in the amount of $155 billion - about half of the total exports in that year. It is contended that the lowering of barriers to trade with the U.S. has made it easier, not only for Canadian exporters to do business and invest in the U.S., but also for foreign enterprises to establish a physical presence in Canada in order to gain better access to the lucrative North American market. The paper examines to what extent the above contention is valid. The paper also examines the differences between industries, variation between countries, the diversity of export destinations and foreign control by province.

    Release date: 2005-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050068037
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Trade with China continued to grow rapidly last year, with exports outstripping imports thanks to our natural resources. Some new patterns emerged, notably imports of auto parts and the first significant export of energy products. Despite soaring trade flows, direct investment remains low in both directions.

    Release date: 2005-06-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050057894
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The share of resources in our value-added exports is greater than in gross exports, because they use fewer imported inputs than manufactured goods.

    Release date: 2005-05-12
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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