Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database


Please note that for the release of June 6th, 2019, the Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database will not be available with data from the latest reference period at 8:30 am. Due to technical issues, the entire database will be off-line starting at 8:30 am and it will be available again once the new data has been loaded. We expect this process to take approximately three hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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, April 2019
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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 45,553,747,674 3,929,848,811 51,696,329,208
I - Live animals and animal products. 1,285,656,758 13,095,449 537,223,629
II - Vegetable products 2,282,499,425 44,137,191 1,588,436,191
III - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes. 416,730,125 6,228,964 94,711,887
IV - Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes. 1,594,950,147 37,329,846 2,146,075,779
V - Mineral products 12,150,673,653 3,710,473 4,669,890,477
VI - Products of the chemical or allied industries. 3,366,947,962 139,889,126 4,819,755,229
VII - Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof. 1,776,489,769 74,728,368 2,569,230,498
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). 39,404,790 13,470,164 236,917,018
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. 1,494,468,023 13,826,117 325,303,887
X - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard. 1,632,973,740 18,007,493 895,040,399
XI - Textiles and Textile Articles 233,761,475 70,874,656 1,496,901,586
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. 12,927,696 17,258,274 285,363,462
XIII - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware. 196,735,600 36,567,765 597,647,451
XIV - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin. 2,365,410,053 51,204,535 977,046,466
XV - Base metals and articles of base metal 3,230,464,916 142,596,431 3,365,642,525
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. 4,438,675,591 887,313,266 12,408,012,054
XVII - Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment. 6,938,212,371 378,639,537 10,224,793,115
XVIII - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof. 666,951,833 142,241,795 1,495,444,412
XIX - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof. 46,805,658 1,041,154 52,007,465
XX - Miscellaneous manufactured articles 745,186,921 84,037,955 1,606,205,566
XXI - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques. 637,821,168 1,753,650,252 1,304,680,112

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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

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