About the database

The Canadian International Merchandise Trade (CIMT) online database offers detailed trade data using the Harmonized System (HS) classification of goods (based on the 6-digit commodity level). Select a trading partner and specific variables (e.g., country, province, state, year, month, or frequency) or search by commodity or Harmonized System code.


In the CIMT, you can

  • select your own variables to create a customized data report
  • generate data tables directly on screen for a quick review
  • save reports as spreadsheets in CSV (comma-separated value) format for future manipulation.


Use CIMT ’s multiple drop down menus to choose your variables. In some instances, hyperlinks are available that enable you to drill down to lower levels of detail. For example, clicking I - Animals and Animal Products shows a breakdown of all the commodity chapters found in that section, offering access to more detailed information.

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