Table 7
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars

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Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars
Table summary
This table displays merchandise imports by commodity groupings, on a balance of payments basis, by seasonal adjustment, current dollars. The row headers identify commodity groupings. The column headers provide information on imports by month, year to date, and change, in millions of dollars, and also change, in percent.
  August 2014 September 2014 Change Year to date September 2014 / September 2013
2013 2014 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Total of all merchandise 44,751 44,082 -670 -1.5 363,187 390,070 26,882 7.4 7.4
Farm, fishing and intermediate food products 1,220 1,228 8 0.7 9,846 11,200 1,354 13.8 13.1
Farm and fishing products 937 962 25 2.7 7,413 8,534 1,122 15.1 18.2
Live animals 17 19 2 11.4 153 157 4 2.7 15.5
Wheat 3 4 1 27.3 15 23 8 49.7 100.0
Canola 2 7 6 289.5 91 85 -6 -6.7 5.7
Fruits, nuts and vegetables 592 624 32 5.5 5,198 5,652 455 8.8 8.2
Other crop products 199 190 -9 -4.4 1,189 1,513 324 27.2 57.6
Other animal products 70 50 -19 -27.8 354 627 273 77.1 14.5
Fish, shellfish and other fishery products 54 67 12 23.0 412 477 65 15.7 41.4
Food and tobacco intermediate products 283 266 -17 -5.9 2,434 2,666 232 9.5 -2.0
Energy products 4,232 3,410 -822 -19.4 33,135 33,720 584 1.8 -8.6
Crude oil and crude bitumen 2,586 1,646 -941 -36.4 20,095 17,953 -2,141 -10.7 -32.0
Natural gas, natural gas liquids and related products 542 549 6 1.1 3,914 5,219 1,305 33.3 20.0
Natural gas 341 341 0 0.1 2,922 3,914 992 33.9 1.8
Natural gas liquids and related products 201 207 6 3.0 992 1,305 313 31.6 70.0
Refined petroleum energy products 995 1,108 113 11.4 8,161 9,266 1,105 13.5 45.7
Electricity 32 32 0 0.0 250 545 295 117.8 47.3
Other energy products 76 75 0 -0.3 716 737 21 2.9 5.5
Metal ores and non-metallic minerals 1,082 891 -191 -17.6 8,720 7,991 -729 -8.4 0.6
Metal ores and concentrates 976 790 -187 -19.1 8,126 7,220 -906 -11.1 -2.5
Iron ores and concentrates 122 113 -8 -6.7 668 809 141 21.2 46.3
Copper ores and concentrates 51 30 -22 -42.2 246 271 26 10.5 15.6
Nickel ores and concentrates 90 35 -55 -61.1 568 510 -58 -10.2 -40.5
Radioactive ores and concentrates 13 32 19 142.5 748 309 -439 -58.7 28.5
Other metal ores and concentrates 700 579 -121 -17.3 5,896 5,320 -576 -9.8 -7.0
Non-metallic minerals 105 101 -4 -3.9 594 771 177 29.8 34.2
Potash 1 0 -1 -71.4 5 7 2 35.2 -20.0
Stone, sand, gravel, clay, and refractory minerals 61 55 -6 -10.4 359 463 104 28.9 15.3
Diamonds and other non-metallic minerals 43 46 3 8.0 230 301 72 31.2 68.5
Metal and non-metallic mineral products 4,423 3,890 -533 -12.0 30,179 33,935 3,756 12.4 19.9
Intermediate metal products 2,956 2,403 -552 -18.7 18,268 21,133 2,865 15.7 28.0
Unwrought iron, steel and ferro-alloys, and basic and semi-finished ferrous metal products 1,335 1,120 -216 -16.2 8,424 9,885 1,461 17.3 17.0
Unwrought, basic and semi-finished aluminum and aluminum-alloy products 220 230 11 4.9 1,749 1,928 178 10.2 21.7
Unwrought copper and copper alloys 131 26 -104 -79.9 352 568 216 61.3 152.9
Unwrought nickel and nickel alloys 42 27 -15 -36.5 84 332 248 297.6 119.7
Unwrought precious metals and precious metal alloys 1,081 834 -247 -22.9 5,956 6,823 867 14.6 56.6
Other unwrought non-ferrous metals 18 26 8 48.0 183 231 48 26.2 26.0
Basic and semi-finished non-ferrous metal products (except aluminum) 129 140 11 8.8 1,521 1,368 -153 -10.1 -10.5
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  August 2014 September 2014 Change Year to date September 2014 / September 2013
2013 2014 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Fabricated metal products 735 735 -1 -0.1 5,962 6,466 503 8.4 5.5
Non-metallic mineral products 484 523 39 8.1 4,026 4,360 333 8.3 12.2
Recyclable waste and scrap 248 230 -19 -7.6 1,922 1,976 54 2.8 12.8
Basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products 3,755 3,551 -204 -5.4 30,147 33,341 3,194 10.6 6.8
Basic chemicals and industrial chemical products 2,258 2,026 -232 -10.3 18,010 20,025 2,015 11.2 4.0
Basic chemicals 824 780 -44 -5.3 6,658 7,062 404 6.1 0.5
Dyes and pigments, petrochemicals 145 142 -3 -2.1 1,070 1,167 97 9.0 -4.4
Lubricants and other petroleum refinery products 729 566 -163 -22.3 5,148 6,380 1,232 23.9 13.2
Fertilizer, pesticide and other chemical products 561 539 -22 -4.0 5,133 5,416 282 5.5 2.9
Plastic and rubber products 1,497 1,525 28 1.9 12,137 13,316 1,179 9.7 10.8
Plastic resins 625 638 14 2.2 4,815 5,444 629 13.1 15.3
Plastic and rubber basic products (except plastic resins) 388 382 -7 -1.7 3,171 3,430 259 8.2 8.0
Plastic and rubber finished products 484 505 21 4.3 4,152 4,442 291 7.0 7.5
Forestry products and building and packaging materials 1,889 1,966 77 4.1 15,658 16,965 1,307 8.3 12.3
Logs, pulpwood, and other forestry products 29 29 0 0.3 236 256 21 8.8 9.9
Pulp and paper stock 229 233 3 1.4 1,974 2,094 119 6.0 5.0
Building and packaging materials 1,631 1,705 74 4.5 13,448 14,615 1,167 8.7 13.4
Lumber and other sawmill and millwork products 253 260 7 2.8 2,026 2,196 170 8.4 13.8
Asphalt and asphalt products 54 59 5 8.7 421 456 36 8.5 44.7
Other building materials and supplies 965 1,017 52 5.4 8,098 8,677 579 7.1 12.6
Prefabricated buildings and components 48 44 -5 -10.3 403 472 69 17.0 3.3
Packaging materials and containers 311 326 15 4.8 2,499 2,814 315 12.6 12.9
Industrial machinery, equipment and parts 4,151 4,373 222 5.3 33,857 37,696 3,840 11.3 15.3
Industrial machinery, equipment and parts 4,151 4,373 222 5.3 33,857 37,696 3,840 11.3 15.3
Agricultural, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 325 360 35 10.8 2,951 2,968 17 0.6 10.4
Logging, mining and construction machinery and equipment 514 505 -9 -1.7 4,663 4,719 56 1.2 22.0
Metalworking machinery 85 94 9 10.1 798 784 -14 -1.8 1.1
Commercial and service industry machinery 216 222 5 2.4 1,758 1,973 215 12.2 6.5
Other industry-specific machinery, not elsewhere classified 438 492 54 12.3 3,696 4,006 310 8.4 11.2
Heating, cooling and air purification equipment 273 284 11 4.1 2,158 2,360 202 9.4 16.9
Other general-purpose machinery and equipment, not elsewhere classified 1,404 1,466 63 4.5 10,382 12,776 2,394 23.1 20.0
Miscellaneous parts of machinery and equipment 895 948 54 6.0 7,451 8,110 659 8.8 12.6
Electronic and electrical equipment and parts 4,938 5,189 251 5.1 42,356 44,076 1,721 4.1 6.4
Computers and computer peripheral equipment 925 968 44 4.7 7,524 8,170 645 8.6 13.9
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  August 2014 September 2014 Change Year to date September 2014 / September 2013
2013 2014 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Communications and audio and video equipment 1,553 1,718 166 10.7 13,412 13,857 445 3.3 16.6
Other electronic and electrical machinery, equipment and parts 2,460 2,502 42 1.7 21,419 22,050 631 2.9 -2.0
Other electronic and electrical machinery and equipment 894 915 21 2.3 7,707 8,076 369 4.8 3.6
Electrical components 874 888 14 1.6 6,770 7,640 870 12.8 14.6
Electronic and electrical parts 692 699 7 1.0 6,942 6,334 -607 -8.7 -21.9
Motor vehicles and parts 7,258 7,765 507 7.0 63,386 66,850 3,463 5.5 6.1
Passenger cars and light trucks 3,242 3,315 73 2.3 27,113 29,412 2,300 8.5 6.8
Medium and heavy trucks, buses and other motor vehicles 860 902 42 4.9 7,605 7,527 -79 -1.0 -1.7
Tires, motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts 3,156 3,548 392 12.4 28,668 29,910 1,242 4.3 7.6
Tires 328 345 17 5.2 2,670 2,830 160 6.0 17.5
Motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts 2,828 3,203 375 13.3 25,998 27,079 1,082 4.2 6.6
Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts 1,254 1,373 119 9.5 10,845 12,221 1,376 12.7 8.5
Aircraft, aircraft engines and aircraft parts 883 1,070 187 21.2 7,625 9,096 1,471 19.3 26.7
Aircraft 118 337 219 184.9 1,613 2,391 778 48.2 107.6
Aircraft engines and aircraft parts 764 732 -32 -4.2 6,012 6,705 693 11.5 7.4
Other transportation equipment and parts 371 303 -68 -18.4 3,220 3,125 -95 -2.9 -28.1
Ships, locomotives, railway rolling stock, and rapid transit equipment 99 37 -62 -62.8 814 644 -170 -20.9 -56.6
Boats and other personal transportation equipment 181 183 3 1.4 1,564 1,646 82 5.2 -9.5
Parts of railway rolling stock and of other transportation equipment 92 83 -9 -9.7 842 836 -6 -0.7 -38.1
Consumer goods 9,082 8,811 -270 -3.0 72,711 78,959 6,248 8.6 5.3
Food, beverage and tobacco products 2,213 2,210 -3 -0.1 17,957 19,602 1,646 9.2 7.1
Meat products 339 341 2 0.5 2,754 2,914 160 5.8 11.0
Prepared and packaged seafood products 206 202 -4 -2.2 1,658 1,802 144 8.7 -2.3
Dairy products 89 91 1 1.5 704 824 120 17.0 12.3
Bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, and other beverages, ice 78 81 3 4.2 580 666 85 14.7 22.8
Fresh, frozen and canned fruit and vegetable juices, frozen fruit 94 93 -1 -1.3 779 825 46 5.9 6.4
Coffee and tea 99 103 5 4.7 826 875 49 5.9 5.5
Other food products 819 816 -3 -0.3 6,483 7,339 856 13.2 9.1
Alcoholic beverages 331 326 -5 -1.4 2,791 2,926 136 4.9 5.3
Tobacco products 76 75 0 -0.5 678 671 -7 -1.0 -4.4
Animal feed 82 82 -1 -1.0 704 761 56 8.0 -0.7
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  August 2014 September 2014 Change Year to date September 2014 / September 2013
2013 2014 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Clothing, footwear and textile products 1,696 1,660 -36 -2.1 13,659 14,991 1,332 9.8 4.0
Clothing, footwear and accessories 1,285 1,241 -43 -3.4 10,254 11,322 1,068 10.4 3.2
Fabric, fibre and yarn, leather and dressed furs 170 171 0 0.1 1,371 1,497 126 9.2 7.4
Carpets, textile furnishings and other textile products 241 248 7 2.8 2,034 2,172 138 6.8 5.8
Paper and published products 758 717 -42 -5.5 6,521 6,560 39 0.6 -5.9
Converted paper and paper products 376 384 8 2.1 3,157 3,394 237 7.5 4.1
Published products and recorded and unrecorded media 382 333 -49 -12.9 3,364 3,166 -198 -5.9 -15.4
Pharmaceutical and medicinal products 1,255 1,236 -20 -1.6 10,014 11,125 1,111 11.1 7.1
Furniture and fixtures 548 563 15 2.7 4,495 4,885 390 8.7 7.9
Cleaning products, appliances, and miscellaneous goods and supplies 2,611 2,426 -184 -7.1 20,066 21,796 1,729 8.6 6.9
Appliances 323 348 25 7.8 2,777 3,051 274 9.9 9.6
Cleaning products and toiletries 439 442 3 0.6 3,736 3,952 216 5.8 4.5
Miscellaneous goods and supplies 1,848 1,636 -212 -11.5 13,554 14,794 1,240 9.1 7.1
Special transactions trade 590 745 156 26.4 4,825 5,325 500 10.4 28.9
Other balance of payments adjustments 878 888 10 1.1 7,522 7,791 269 3.6 5.5
Source(s):
Statistics Canada. Table 228-0059 - Merchandise imports and exports, customs and balance of payments basis for all countries, by seasonal adjustment and North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), monthly (dollars), CANSIM (database).
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