Imports and exports (International trade statistics)

Canadian International Merchandise Trade 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.

Trade data at the 6-digit level

Canadian and U.S. trade data at the 6-digit commodity level (HS)—free access from Innovation, Science and Economic Development site. Industry data are also available using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).


High-level summarized statistics on exports, imports, international trade, interprovincial trade, retail and wholesale trade.

Summary Tables

Free trade data at the national and provincial levels in easy-to-read tables.

Trade publications and research papers

Search for analytical periodicals and research papers.

Classification systems used in international trade

Harmonized System (HS)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

Standard Classification of Goods (SCG)

Other standard classifications used at Statistics Canada

Reporting tool for exporters

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED)

This program automates the preparation of Canada Border Services Agency's Export Declaration Form and gives registered exporters and agents the opportunity to report goods directly to the Government of Canada via the Internet.

Canadian Export Classification