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 "United States", by Harmonized System section, customs basis, year-to-date 2011

by section: Canada and United States

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 Sort descending on: Exports  Domestic exports  Sort descending on: Re-exports  Re-exports  Sort descending on: Imports  Imports
Total merchandise trade 307,088,054,517 21,887,379,149 221,424,308,989
I - Live animals and animal products. 5,709,447,764 51,672,615 2,891,704,330
II - Vegetable products 5,176,216,341 243,816,613 5,662,945,239
III - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes. 2,257,963,281 12,188,470 567,527,215
IV - Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes. 8,720,242,333 141,163,186 9,959,631,577
V - Mineral products 106,024,550,188 112,449,493 19,825,215,283
VI - Products of the chemical or allied industries. 20,163,122,593 812,381,496 20,345,431,551
VII - Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof. 13,763,013,225 466,429,203 14,782,379,211
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). 229,863,684 120,011,214 221,391,117
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. 5,433,196,118 61,176,037 1,962,576,512
X - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard. 11,412,426,372 128,028,485 7,602,020,090
XI - Textiles and Textile Articles 2,020,374,846 565,463,623 2,651,674,523
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. 99,922,677 196,488,830 91,014,041
XIII - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware. 1,246,053,783 160,680,576 2,755,090,663
XIV - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin. 7,947,074,494 1,731,937,783 3,938,951,810
XV - Base metals and articles of base metal 24,550,837,813 827,750,649 18,702,943,429
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. 26,883,887,535 5,698,801,769 46,661,840,108
XVII - Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment. 54,545,818,925 916,429,191 46,709,507,545
XVIII - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof. 2,728,966,636 797,494,375 6,394,632,529
XIX - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof. 152,177,742 9,916,507 403,504,383
XX - Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,463,963,617 805,432,475 4,292,777,549
XXI - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques. 3,558,934,550 8,027,666,559 5,001,550,284

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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