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, June 2013

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 36,525,632,145 2,388,812,470 39,809,907,388
XXI - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques. 434,118,066 804,181,677 740,452,850
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. 3,313,997,452 747,309,555 9,767,714,044
XVII - Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment. 6,767,349,060 137,755,089 7,417,974,735
XV - Base metals and articles of base metal 2,652,787,896 108,486,134 2,494,494,535
XVIII - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof. 426,558,214 107,795,897 1,198,888,012
VI - Products of the chemical or allied industries. 2,283,208,779 101,682,084 3,216,279,049
VII - Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof. 1,395,436,091 66,773,879 1,955,579,219
XX - Miscellaneous manufactured articles 529,558,533 62,776,793 1,155,225,813
XIV - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin. 1,994,013,855 51,058,042 1,038,646,477
XI - Textiles and Textile Articles 211,328,851 49,212,672 1,121,094,901
V - Mineral products 10,125,732,844 37,565,841 4,741,672,832
XIII - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware. 125,381,056 22,177,767 453,106,606
II - Vegetable products 1,371,029,832 20,473,513 993,520,585
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. 8,283,233 17,546,263 234,609,539
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). 234,072,862 13,539,838 145,779,482
X - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard. 1,317,963,016 13,322,739 735,462,324
IV - Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes. 988,387,836 10,135,151 1,539,558,616
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. 1,007,095,620 6,205,858 272,405,560
I - Live animals and animal products. 1,088,609,975 5,904,720 473,320,355
III - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes. 229,409,684 4,318,598 71,033,131
XIX - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof. 21,309,390 590,360 43,088,723

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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