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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-X20120964331
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-04-05

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2012078
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper asks how market expansion contributes to productivity growth. It investigates whether entry to both new international markets and new domestic markets is associated with greater productivity growth. It also examines whether exit from export markets is necessarily associated with deteriorating performance or whether it too can lead to success when associated with movements to new markets. Finally, the paper examines the strategy of firms that move to new markets after they withdraw from export markets in order to examine the differences that set them apart from their counterparts that do not find themselves able to adapt because they simply withdraw to their home domestic markets.

    Release date: 2012-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2011089
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study deals with the softwood lumber industry in Canada for the period 2004 to 2010. It analyzes the trend of a number of economic variables, including: sales, production volume, employment, the number of operating sawmills and exports.

    Release date: 2012-01-19

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2011011
    Description:

    This issue presents statistics, derived from the Importer Register Database, on importing establishments for the years 2002 to 2009. This Importer Register Database provides importer statistics such as the number of importers and the value of their imports by industry, importer size, origin and province of residence.

    The establishment is the statistical unit of measure. Consequently, any reference made here to "importers" represents "statistical establishments that imported." Inclusion in the database requires that an establishment has imported merchandise in at least one year from 2002 to 2009. If an establishment does not import in a given year, that establishment is not included in the Register for that year.

    This report is divided into four sections: "Highlights" consist of an overview of results of the 2009 Importer Register Database; "Findings" contains more detailed analyses of the Importer Register Database; "Methodology, Data concepts and definitions" outlines the estimation methods and limitations as well as the fundamental principles of the Importer Register Database; and "Data tables" contain tabular data for the years from 2002 to 2009.

    Release date: 2011-12-06

  • Journals and periodicals: 65-507-M
    Description:

    This series offers a wide selection of analytical work relating to Canada's international trade. It presents analysis and research on many trade-related issues of interest to general audiences as well as economists and policy-makers in the public and private sectors.

    Release date: 2011-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2010010
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This issue presents exporter statistics from 1996 to 2009 including the number of exporters, the value of their domestic exports by industry, exporter size, destination and province of residence as well as employment statistics of exporting establishments for the year 2009. The data in this issue are at the establishment level and are derived from the Exporter Register Database.

    Release date: 2011-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X201100911554
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's exports have been slower to recover from the recession than our major trading partners. This paper examines which export sectors have lagged in the recovery, and compares the composition and destination of Canada's exports with the United States and the European Union.

    Release date: 2011-09-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2011088
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study reviews status and trends for the manufacturing sector in 20010. It analyses major provincial and industry shifts in production and puts them in the context of major socio-economic drivers such as employment, productivity, prices and exports.

    Release date: 2011-06-20

  • 59. 2010 in reviewArchived
    Articles and reports: 11-010-X201100411434
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    As the recovery matured during the year, some economic trends closely resembled the performance of the economy before the recession. This was most evident in commodity prices, the stock market and the exchange rate. However, the pattern of net lending and borrowing showed a fundamental shift occurred during the recession and into the recovery.

    Release date: 2011-04-14

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2010063
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines how trade liberalization and fluctuations in real exchange rates affect export-market entry/exit and plant-level productivity. It uses the experience of Canadian manufacturing plants over three separate periods that featuring different rates of bilateral tariff reduction and differing movements in bilateral real exchange rates. The patterns of entry and exit responses as well as the productivity outcomes differ markedly in the three periods. Consistent with much of the recent literature, the paper finds that plants self-select into export markets-that is, more efficient plants are more likely to enter and less likely to exit export markets. The reverse also occurs: entrants to export markets improve their productivity performance relative to the population from which they originated and plants that stay in export markets do better than comparable plants that exited, lending support to the thesis that exporting boosts productivity. Finally, we find that overall market access conditions, including real exchange rate trends, significantly affect the extent of productivity gains to be derived from participating in export markets. In particular, the increase in the value of the Canadian dollar during the post-2002 period almost completely offset the productivity growth advantages that new export-market participants would otherwise have enjoyed.

    Release date: 2010-06-25
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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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