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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: 11-001-X201704616121
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-02-15

  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016061
    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 late 2015 and early 2016. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this report are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on November 4, 2016.

    Release date: 2016-11-15

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2016100
    Description:

    Local level manufacturing data can be used to examine manufacturing structure at the Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) level and differences in their manufacturing activities. This paper developed and analyzes an experimental local-level manufacturing database containing sales and employment information for 11 (CMA) in Canada for the period 2007 to 2012.

    Release date: 2016-11-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2016101
    Description:

    Using data from the Monthly Retail Trade survey, this article discusses the measurement of online retail sales in the retail trade sector.

    Release date: 2016-11-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2016099
    Description:

    This review analyzes the performance of the wholesale trade sector nationally and regionally, along with key factors affecting the 2015 trends. Wholesale sales are examined at the subsector and industry level along with other relevant variables. This study also includes provincial wholesale sales.

    Release date: 2016-09-26

  • 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: 11-621-M2015097
    Description:

    This article reviews trends in the manufacturing sector in 2014. Manufacturing sales are examined at the industry level, along with other relevant variables. Important drivers, such as price changes are also presented.

    Release date: 2015-09-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2015096
    Description:

    Using data from the Monthly Retail Trade and Quarterly Retail Commodity surveys, this study examines the sales for the year 2014. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by subsectors such as motor vehicle and parts dealers, food and beverage stores and general merchandise stores. This study also discusses provincial retail sales.

    Release date: 2015-08-04
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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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