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.
  February  2015 March  2015 Change Year to date March 2015 / March 2014
2014 2015 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Total of all merchandise 44,547 45,516 969 2.2 126,596 135,233 8,638 6.8 6.8
Farm, fishing and intermediate food products 1,322 1,382 60 4.5 3,662 4,021 359 9.8 13.7
Farm and fishing products 1,032 1,092 60 5.8 2,804 3,178 374 13.4 16.6
Live animals 18 22 4 20.3 49 60 11 22.8 31.9
Wheat 2 3 2 88.9 4 7 4 89.7 78.9
Canola 9 11 2 16.3 40 31 -9 -22.7 -1.8
Fruits, nuts and vegetables 700 711 12 1.6 1,871 2,131 259 13.9 13.8
Other crop products 210 202 -8 -3.8 458 616 158 34.6 28.8
Other animal products 42 94 52 124.1 197 180 -17 -8.8 44.5
Fish, shellfish and other fishery products 51 48 -3 -5.1 185 153 -32 -17.1 -19.5
Food and tobacco intermediate products 290 290 0 -0.1 858 843 -15 -1.8 3.9
Energy products 2,560 2,618 58 2.3 11,510 8,147 -3,363 -29.2 -32.8
Crude oil and crude bitumen 1,063 1,173 110 10.4 5,936 3,791 -2,145 -36.1 -39.9
Natural gas, natural gas liquids and related products 538 506 -32 -6.0 1,505 1,569 64 4.2 -18.1
Natural gas 266 295 28 10.7 1,173 849 -323 -27.6 -43.1
Natural gas liquids and related products 272 211 -61 -22.3 333 720 387 116.3 110.5
Refined petroleum energy products 817 800 -18 -2.2 3,443 2,370 -1,073 -31.2 -29.6
Electricity 52 52 0 0.0 349 134 -214 -61.5 -48.1
Other energy products 91 88 -2 -2.8 277 283 6 2.0 -2.9
Metal ores and non-metallic minerals 918 861 -57 -6.2 2,750 2,568 -182 -6.6 -8.6
Metal ores and concentrates 829 780 -49 -5.9 2,511 2,306 -204 -8.1 -8.7
Iron ores and concentrates 78 96 18 23.9 303 252 -51 -16.7 79.8
Copper ores and concentrates 26 74 48 182.8 71 115 44 61.9 280.4
Nickel ores and concentrates 82 89 8 9.6 170 247 77 45.0 49.1
Radioactive ores and concentrates 15 56 41 277.7 161 137 -24 -14.9 -10.1
Other metal ores and concentrates 629 465 -164 -26.0 1,806 1,556 -250 -13.9 -29.5
Non-metallic minerals 89 81 -8 -8.7 240 262 22 9.2 -7.7
Potash 1 1 0 28.6 3 2 0 -17.9 -10.0
Stone, sand, gravel, clay, and refractory minerals 56 54 -2 -3.4 153 172 19 12.4 -3.0
Diamonds and other non-metallic minerals 33 26 -6 -19.0 84 87 3 4.0 -16.2
Metal and non-metallic mineral products 4,222 4,133 -90 -2.1 10,955 12,618 1,663 15.2 9.9
Intermediate metal products 2,672 2,561 -111 -4.1 6,824 7,957 1,132 16.6 8.4
Unwrought iron, steel and ferro-alloys, and basic and semi-finished ferrous metal products 1,150 1,115 -35 -3.0 3,025 3,390 366 12.1 4.5
Unwrought, basic and semi-finished aluminum and aluminum-alloy products 254 252 -2 -0.7 634 754 120 19.0 18.2
Unwrought copper and copper alloys 55 108 53 95.7 130 255 124 95.1 189.8
Unwrought nickel and nickel alloys 9 9 0 -4.3 86 23 -63 -73.2 -66.2
Unwrought precious metals and precious metal alloys 1,054 911 -143 -13.6 2,357 3,056 699 29.6 11.1
Other unwrought non-ferrous metals 24 34 10 39.2 82 85 4 4.7 28.2
Basic and semi-finished non-ferrous metal products (except aluminum) 124 131 7 5.7 510 393 -117 -22.9 -24.1
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  February  2015 March  2015 Change Year to date March 2015 / March 2014
2014 2015 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Fabricated metal products 768 800 32 4.2 2,103 2,318 215 10.2 17.9
Non-metallic mineral products 534 543 8 1.6 1,404 1,624 220 15.7 14.6
Recyclable waste and scrap 248 229 -19 -7.7 624 719 95 15.3 -6.7
Basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products 3,570 3,690 120 3.4 10,673 11,003 330 3.1 0.4
Basic chemicals and industrial chemical products 2,030 2,080 50 2.4 6,368 6,286 -83 -1.3 -6.9
Basic chemicals 806 910 104 12.9 2,227 2,545 319 14.3 21.3
Dyes and pigments, petrochemicals 113 114 2 1.3 374 358 -17 -4.5 -6.6
Lubricants and other petroleum refinery products 462 401 -61 -13.2 1,932 1,421 -511 -26.5 -43.2
Fertilizer, pesticide and other chemical products 650 655 5 0.8 1,836 1,962 126 6.9 0.0
Plastic and rubber products 1,540 1,610 70 4.6 4,304 4,718 413 9.6 11.6
Plastic resins 610 644 34 5.5 1,772 1,897 125 7.0 7.3
Plastic and rubber basic products (except plastic resins) 396 405 9 2.3 1,113 1,190 78 7.0 7.5
Plastic and rubber finished products 534 561 27 5.1 1,419 1,630 211 14.9 20.5
Forestry products and building and packaging materials 2,040 2,094 54 2.7 5,532 6,180 648 11.7 13.1
Logs, pulpwood, and other forestry products 39 36 -4 -9.1 86 108 22 26.0 23.4
Pulp and paper stock 257 262 6 2.2 685 774 89 13.0 10.1
Building and packaging materials 1,744 1,796 52 3.0 4,762 5,298 536 11.3 13.4
Lumber and other sawmill and millwork products 264 280 16 5.9 700 815 115 16.4 20.6
Asphalt and asphalt products 60 55 -5 -7.7 146 165 19 12.8 16.4
Other building materials and supplies 1,045 1,083 38 3.6 2,787 3,181 394 14.2 16.3
Prefabricated buildings and components 41 32 -10 -23.3 186 117 -68 -36.7 -46.6
Packaging materials and containers 334 347 13 4.0 943 1,020 76 8.1 10.7
Industrial machinery, equipment and parts 4,552 4,607 55 1.2 12,385 13,877 1,492 12.1 11.5
Industrial machinery, equipment and parts 4,552 4,607 55 1.2 12,385 13,877 1,492 12.1 11.5
Agricultural, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 317 320 3 1.1 993 948 -46 -4.6 1.3
Logging, mining and construction machinery and equipment 580 559 -21 -3.6 1,580 1,697 117 7.4 9.1
Metalworking machinery 102 136 34 33.1 261 346 85 32.5 69.2
Commercial and service industry machinery 230 241 12 5.1 640 726 86 13.4 10.9
Other industry-specific machinery, not elsewhere classified 487 527 41 8.3 1,286 1,611 325 25.3 16.8
Heating, cooling and air purification equipment 292 291 0 -0.1 766 872 106 13.8 12.7
Other general-purpose machinery and equipment, not elsewhere classified 1,609 1,581 -28 -1.8 4,235 4,833 599 14.1 12.3
Miscellaneous parts of machinery and equipment 935 950 16 1.7 2,624 2,845 221 8.4 7.0
Electronic and electrical equipment and parts 5,313 5,279 -34 -0.6 14,348 15,906 1,558 10.9 12.0
Computers and computer peripheral equipment 921 938 16 1.8 2,658 2,744 86 3.2 7.5
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  February  2015 March  2015 Change Year to date March 2015 / March 2014
2014 2015 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Communications and audio and video equipment 1,819 1,744 -75 -4.1 4,415 5,478 1,063 24.1 21.5
Other electronic and electrical machinery, equipment and parts 2,573 2,597 24 0.9 7,275 7,684 409 5.6 8.0
Other electronic and electrical machinery and equipment 938 946 7 0.8 2,626 2,833 206 7.9 8.0
Electrical components 893 914 22 2.4 2,498 2,660 163 6.5 10.3
Electronic and electrical parts 742 737 -5 -0.7 2,150 2,190 40 1.9 5.2
Motor vehicles and parts 7,579 7,858 280 3.7 21,190 23,387 2,197 10.4 10.9
Passenger cars and light trucks 3,229 3,414 184 5.7 9,207 10,066 859 9.3 11.5
Medium and heavy trucks, buses and other motor vehicles 910 937 27 3.0 2,337 2,758 421 18.0 16.4
Tires, motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts 3,440 3,508 68 2.0 9,645 10,563 918 9.5 9.0
Tires 327 342 15 4.5 925 1,000 74 8.0 8.2
Motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts 3,113 3,166 53 1.7 8,720 9,563 843 9.7 9.1
Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts 1,742 1,596 -147 -8.4 3,876 4,901 1,025 26.4 23.3
Aircraft, aircraft engines and aircraft parts 1,373 1,173 -200 -14.6 2,813 3,749 936 33.3 25.2
Aircraft 584 374 -210 -36.0 677 1,339 662 97.8 90.5
Aircraft engines and aircraft parts 790 799 10 1.3 2,136 2,410 274 12.8 7.9
Other transportation equipment and parts 369 422 53 14.4 1,063 1,152 88 8.3 18.4
Ships, locomotives, railway rolling stock, and rapid transit equipment 70 116 46 64.9 225 233 8 3.7 42.0
Boats and other personal transportation equipment 186 186 0 0.1 550 574 24 4.4 3.3
Parts of railway rolling stock and of other transportation equipment 112 120 8 6.7 289 345 56 19.6 27.0
Consumer goods 9,253 9,980 727 7.9 25,527 28,383 2,855 11.2 15.7
Food, beverage and tobacco products 2,367 2,477 110 4.7 6,259 7,185 926 14.8 16.8
Meat products 353 384 32 8.9 903 1,110 208 23.0 29.3
Prepared and packaged seafood products 211 231 20 9.3 562 672 111 19.7 22.1
Dairy products 93 106 13 13.9 273 290 17 6.3 19.8
Bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, and other beverages, ice 84 82 -2 -2.7 224 249 24 10.7 11.3
Fresh, frozen and canned fruit and vegetable juices, frozen fruit 101 100 -2 -1.6 268 297 29 10.8 7.9
Coffee and tea 97 107 10 9.8 287 300 13 4.5 11.2
Other food products 939 959 20 2.1 2,389 2,804 416 17.4 18.3
Alcoholic beverages 343 363 20 5.7 918 1,028 110 12.0 10.4
Tobacco products 57 55 -2 -2.8 177 167 -10 -5.9 -6.9
Animal feed 89 92 2 2.8 259 268 9 3.5 7.0
Imports by commodity groupings, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted - Current dollars (continued)
  February  2015 March  2015 Change Year to date March 2015 / March 2014
2014 2015 Change
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Clothing, footwear and textile products 1,724 2,041 317 18.4 4,910 5,486 576 11.7 23.3
Clothing, footwear and accessories 1,294 1,567 273 21.1 3,704 4,157 452 12.2 25.0
Fabric, fibre and yarn, leather and dressed furs 177 193 16 9.0 492 548 56 11.3 17.7
Carpets, textile furnishings and other textile products 253 281 28 11.0 712 780 68 9.5 18.5
Paper and published products 731 745 14 1.9 2,160 2,218 57 2.7 4.1
Converted paper and paper products 405 404 -1 -0.3 1,121 1,218 97 8.6 8.1
Published products and recorded and unrecorded media 326 341 15 4.5 1,040 1,000 -40 -3.8 -0.2
Pharmaceutical and medicinal products 1,300 1,353 52 4.0 3,514 3,883 369 10.5 10.8
Furniture and fixtures 572 647 75 13.1 1,570 1,786 216 13.8 21.7
Cleaning products, appliances, and miscellaneous goods and supplies 2,558 2,717 159 6.2 7,115 7,825 710 10.0 14.0
Appliances 337 366 29 8.7 1,037 1,048 11 1.1 6.7
Cleaning products and toiletries 476 486 9 1.9 1,310 1,426 117 8.9 8.8
Miscellaneous goods and supplies 1,745 1,865 120 6.9 4,768 5,351 583 12.2 17.1
Special transactions trade 596 531 -65 -10.9 1,650 1,596 -55 -3.3 -6.4
Other balance of payments adjustments 879 887 8 0.9 2,536 2,648 112 4.4 3.6
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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