Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database

NOTE: The Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature used in this database is based on HS2017, in accordance with the World Customs Organization (WCO). The HS2017 includes a number of changes at the six-digit. Corresponding concordance tables can be found under “Commodity classification”.

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Merchandise imports and exports between "Canada" and "World", by Harmonized System section, customs basis, October 2017

by section: Canada and World

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 Sort descending on: Exports  Domestic exports  Re-exports  Sort descending on: Imports  Imports
Total merchandise trade 41,531,753,451 3,876,762,203 46,357,928,184
XXI - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques. 585,531,525 1,496,151,212 1,165,319,456
XVI - Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles. 4,203,070,478 925,860,317 11,373,962,157
XVII - Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment. 6,591,466,236 345,445,242 8,851,012,341
VI - Products of the chemical or allied industries. 2,385,906,240 191,895,054 4,000,166,294
XX - Miscellaneous manufactured articles 705,417,239 156,714,810 1,678,997,493
XVIII - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof. 598,933,628 153,287,181 1,407,917,341
XV - Base metals and articles of base metal 3,684,807,645 152,460,196 3,128,123,581
VII - Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof. 1,627,179,099 83,003,970 2,425,100,496
XI - Textiles and Textile Articles 286,288,994 82,933,839 1,456,958,441
XIV - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin. 1,764,772,482 82,712,359 988,214,009
II - Vegetable products 2,720,323,045 44,077,017 1,182,121,395
XIII - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware. 184,690,737 33,334,368 606,849,100
IV - Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes. 1,596,178,542 31,459,542 2,185,068,402
XII - Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair. 14,795,674 27,147,499 257,037,369
X - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard. 1,531,006,978 20,552,739 927,117,606
VIII - Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut). 43,990,524 19,316,976 192,498,314
IX - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork. 1,624,007,276 11,529,301 331,402,347
I - Live animals and animal products. 1,156,895,822 9,118,461 665,647,069
III - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes. 410,304,483 6,018,078 106,954,275
V - Mineral products 9,793,360,275 3,060,077 3,387,946,866
XIX - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof. 22,826,529 683,965 39,513,832

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NOTE:  Arms Export Statistics
There are two different sets of statistics on arms exports published by the Government of Canada. The two sets of statistics are collected from different databases, are used for different purposes, and are not compatible.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) compiles and releases an annual “Report on the Export of Military Goods from Canada,” which provides statistics on the export of goods and technology identified on the “Munitions List” section of Canada’s Export Control List (ECL). Items on the “Munitions List” are used mostly by military and police forces for reasons of defence and security.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Statistics Canada collect information on ALL items exported from Canada, and classify these items using categories negotiated by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The WCO chapter on “Arms and Ammunition” includes some items that appear on the “Munitions List.” However, it also includes items not on the “Munitions List” (for example, paintballs, ammunition used to frighten birds at airports, flare guns, and certain equipment for oil and gas exploration). CBSA and Statistics Canada information is made available on Industry Canada’s website as “Trade Data Online” and on Statistics Canada’s website as the “Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database.”
For further details, please refer to Notes on Trade of Arms and Ammunition