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  • Imports
    (July 2018)
    $51.4 billion
    -0.4% decrease
    (monthly change)
  • Exports
    (July 2018)
    $51.3 billion
    0.8% increase
    (monthly change)
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  • Table: 12-10-0089-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-8059)
    Description:

    This table contains 38500 series, with data for years 1988 - 2017 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada) Trade (2 items: Import; Export) Basis (2 items: Customs; Balance of payments) Seasonal adjustment (2 items: Unadjusted; Seasonally adjusted) North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) (139 items: Total of all merchandise; Farm, fishing and intermediate food products; Farm and fishing products; Live animals; ...) Release (35 items: January 5, 2018; December 5, 2017; November 3, 2017; October 5, 2017; ...).

    Release date: 2018-09-17

  • Stats in brief: 89-28-0001201800100003
    Description:

    On June 1st the United States implemented additional US tariffs on selected steel and aluminum products. Tariffs on softwood lumber exports have also been in effect since April 2017. This new table shows economic indicators that Statistics Canada produces for industries impacted by tariffs. Other industries that could be indirectly affected by the tariffs are also included (coal and the automotive industry). 

    Release date: 2018-09-11

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20182483612
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 65F0013X
    Description:

    The Canadian International Merchandise Trade (CIMT) online database offers detailed export and import trade data using the Harmonized System (HS) classification of goods (based on the 6-digit commodity level). Select a trading partner and specific variables (e.g., country, province, state, year, month, or frequency) or search by commodity or Harmonized System code.

    Use CIMT's multiple drop down menus to choose your variables and create your own customized data reports, generate data tables directly on screen for a quick review, or save reports as spreadsheets in CSV (comma-separated value) format for future manipulation.

    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0001-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0059)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and are on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0002-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0060)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by province and territory. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Domestic Exports, as well as specifying either totals or any of the 12 sections of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS). Data are on a Customs basis and not seasonally adjusted.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0061)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are in constant dollars terms, calculated using a chained Fisher formula with 2007 as the base year, seasonally adjusted, and are on a Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0004-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0062)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are in constant dollar terms, calculated using a chained Fisher formula with 2007 as the base year, seasonally adjusted, and are on a Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0006-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0064)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade price and volume indexes, grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Exports, and Paasche or Laspeyres price indexes, or Laspeyres volume indexes. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0006-02
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    International merchandise trade price and volume indexes, grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Exports, and Paasche or Laspeyres price indexes, or Laspeyres volume indexes. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.

    Release date: 2018-09-05
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  • Table: 12-10-0089-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-8059)
    Description:

    This table contains 38500 series, with data for years 1988 - 2017 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada) Trade (2 items: Import; Export) Basis (2 items: Customs; Balance of payments) Seasonal adjustment (2 items: Unadjusted; Seasonally adjusted) North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) (139 items: Total of all merchandise; Farm, fishing and intermediate food products; Farm and fishing products; Live animals; ...) Release (35 items: January 5, 2018; December 5, 2017; November 3, 2017; October 5, 2017; ...).

    Release date: 2018-09-17

  • Table: 65F0013X
    Description:

    The Canadian International Merchandise Trade (CIMT) online database offers detailed export and import trade data using the Harmonized System (HS) classification of goods (based on the 6-digit commodity level). Select a trading partner and specific variables (e.g., country, province, state, year, month, or frequency) or search by commodity or Harmonized System code.

    Use CIMT's multiple drop down menus to choose your variables and create your own customized data reports, generate data tables directly on screen for a quick review, or save reports as spreadsheets in CSV (comma-separated value) format for future manipulation.

    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0001-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0059)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and are on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0002-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0060)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by province and territory. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Domestic Exports, as well as specifying either totals or any of the 12 sections of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS). Data are on a Customs basis and not seasonally adjusted.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0061)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are in constant dollars terms, calculated using a chained Fisher formula with 2007 as the base year, seasonally adjusted, and are on a Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0004-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0062)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports and Exports. Data are in constant dollar terms, calculated using a chained Fisher formula with 2007 as the base year, seasonally adjusted, and are on a Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0006-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0064)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade price and volume indexes, grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Exports, and Paasche or Laspeyres price indexes, or Laspeyres volume indexes. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0006-02
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    International merchandise trade price and volume indexes, grouped by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) section. Users have the option of selecting Imports or Exports, and Paasche or Laspeyres price indexes, or Laspeyres volume indexes. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.

    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0011-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0069)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: International merchandise trade data grouped by Principal Trading Partners (PTP). Users have the option of selecting Imports, Exports, or Trade Balance. Data are unadjusted and seasonally adjusted, and are on a Customs and Balance of Payments basis.
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Table: 12-10-0012-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0092)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    International merchandise trade data grouped by province and territory, and Principal Trading Partners. Users have the option of selecting Imports, Domestic Exports, or Re-exports, as well as specifying either totals or any of the 12 sections of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS). Users also have the option of selecting any of the 27 Principal Trading Partner countries. Data are on a Customs basis and not seasonally adjusted.

    Release date: 2018-09-05
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  • Stats in brief: 89-28-0001201800100003
    Description:

    On June 1st the United States implemented additional US tariffs on selected steel and aluminum products. Tariffs on softwood lumber exports have also been in effect since April 2017. This new table shows economic indicators that Statistics Canada produces for industries impacted by tariffs. Other industries that could be indirectly affected by the tariffs are also included (coal and the automotive industry). 

    Release date: 2018-09-11

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20182483612
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-09-05

  • Stats in brief: 89-28-0001201800100001
    Description:

    Average prices for a selection of products, some of which are referenced in the July 1st, 2018 Countermeasures in Response to Unjustified Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products. Data are provided at the Canada and province level. Prices are classified by origin of manufacture and are available beginning with the June 2017 reference month.

    Release date: 2018-08-17

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2018027
    Description:

    This infographic looks at the prices of select Canadian made and U.S. made consumer products for the period of July 2017 to July 2018.

    Release date: 2018-08-17

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2018016
    Description:

    Canada assumed the G7 Presidency on January 1st, 2018, and is hosting the annual G7 Summit from June 8-9 in Charlevoix, Quebec.

    To mark this occasion, Statistics Canada has created an infographic to provide an overview of Canada’s trade and investment position with its G7 partners.

    Release date: 2018-06-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2018081
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series provides users with an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, earnings and housing market activity in British Columbia. Highlighting the contribution of real estate and residential construction to economic growth, the paper focuses on strength since 2014. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this report are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on May 2, 2018.

    Release date: 2018-05-28

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201814512001
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-05-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201814518144
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2018080
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series provides users with an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices. Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during the second half of 2017 and early 2018. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this report are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on April 6, 2018.

    Release date: 2018-04-23

  • 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
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  • 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: 2017-12-11

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201400414107
    Description:

    Beginning in November 2014, International Trade in goods data will be provided on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis for additional country detail. In publishing this data, BOP-based exports to and imports from 27 countries, referred to as Canada’s Principal Trading Partners (PTPs), will be highlighted for the first time. BOP-based trade in goods data will be available for countries such as China and Mexico, Brazil and India, South Korea, and our largest European Union trading partners, in response to substantial demand for information on these countries in recent years. Until now, Canada’s geographical trading patterns have been examined almost exclusively through analysis of Customs-based trade data. Moreover, BOP trade in goods data for these countries will be available alongside the now quarterly Trade in Services data as well as annual Foreign Direct Investment data for many of these Principal Trading Partners, facilitating country-level international trade and investment analysis using fully comparable data. The objective of this article is to introduce these new measures. This note will first walk users through the key BOP concepts, most importantly the concept of change in ownership. This will serve to familiarize analysts with the Balance of Payments framework for analyzing country-level data, in contrast to Customs-based trade data. Second, some preliminary analysis will be reviewed to illustrate the concepts, with provisional estimates for BOP-based trade with China serving as the principal example. Lastly, we will outline the expansion of quarterly trade in services to generate new estimates of trade for the PTPs and discuss future work in trade statistics.

    Release date: 2014-11-04

  • 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

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