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North American Product Classification System Canada 2017

Released: 2017-02-16

The 2017 version of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada is now available. NAPCS Canada 2017 replaces NAPCS Canada 2012.

Changes to NAPCS Canada for the 2017 version were made to improve the relevancy of product statistics in economic statistics programs and to users, and also to align with the trilateral agreements between Canada, the United States and Mexico in developing NAPCS. The integration of NAPCS Canada in the collection system and the economic accounts makes a significant contribution towards improving the coherence of product data.

Among the notable changes are those related to the following goods and services: pulse crops; medicinal marijuana products; energy products; footwear; e-cigarettes; smart wearable electronic devices; intellectual property and related products, including published products and software; advertising services; telecommunication and broadcasting services; cleaning services for buildings and dwellings; and waste management services.

NAPCS is jointly developed by three agencies: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico, United States Office of Management and Budget, and Statistics Canada. The goal is to provide a consistent framework for the collection, analysis and dissemination of product statistics used by policy analysts, academics and researchers, the business community and the Canadian public.

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More information on the North American Product Classification System Canada 2017 is available on our website.


The product North American Product Classification System Canada, 2017 (Catalogue number12-003-X) is now available.

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