Table 10 Transportation Commodities as a Share of Imports

Table 10
Transportation Commodities as a Share of Imports

Millions of Canadian dollars

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Commodities 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996
Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars %
Transportation equipment                        
Aircraft, parts, and repairs –299 1.6 –425 0.9 –2,396 2.6 –3,111 2.3 –3,745 2.2 –4,973 1.8
Automobiles, including passenger vans –1,217 6.4 –2,685 6.0 –5,451 5.9 –12,766 9.5 –12,501 7.4 –14,206 5.2
Trucks, road tractors, and chassis –325 1.7 –840 1.9 –1,429 1.6 –3,071 2.3 –3,111 1.8 –5,618 2.1
Other complete equipment –138 0.7 –438 1.0 –648 0.7 –895 0.7 –1,634 1.0 –2,847 1.1
Motor vehicle parts, including bodies and tires –2,507 13.1 –5,782 12.9 –9,624 10.5 –19,091 14.3 –17,849 10.6 –33,275 12.3
Railroad equipment and parts –50 0.3 –99 0.2 –205 0.2 –476 0.4 –392 0.2 –934 0.3
Shipbuilding and ship repair –18 0.1 –68 0.2 –197 0.2 –179 0.1 –111 0.1 –95 0.0
Total –4,554 23.9 –10,337 23.0 –19,950 21.7 –39,589 29.6 –39,343 23.3 –61,948 22.9
Transportation fuels                        
Motor gasoline –20 0.1 –1 0.0 –128 0.1 –419 0.3 –562 0.3 –787 0.3
Diesel and fuel oil, aviation fuel –193 1.0 –228 0.5 –688 0.7 –1,171 0.9 –936 0.6 –1,019 0.4
Total –213 1.1 –229 0.5 –816 0.9 –1,590 1.2 –1,498 0.9 –1,806 0.7
Transportation industries                        
Air –8 0.0 –19 0.0 –826 0.9 –1,234 0.9 –2,224 1.3 –3,136 1.2
Railway 0 0.0 0 0.0 –205 0.2 –229 0.2 –292 0.2 –237 0.1
Water –134 0.7 –543 1.2 –327 0.4 –307 0.2 –411 0.2 –464 0.2
Truck –28 0.1 –89 0.2 –215 0.2 –209 0.2 –500 0.3 –1,589 0.6
Surface passenger 0 0.0 0 0.0 –208 0.2 –312 0.2 –540 0.3 –639 0.2
Other transportation services –12 0.1 –13 0.0 –23 0.0 –24 0.0 –24 0.0 –4 0.0
Total –182 1.0 –664 1.5 –1,804 2.0 –2,315 1.7 –3,991 2.4 –6,069 2.2
Rental of automobiles and trucks 0 0.0 0 0.0 –107 0.1 –160 0.1 –281 0.2 –333 0.1
Total, transportation –4,949 26.0 –11,230 25.0 –22,677 24.7 –43,654 32.6 –45,113 26.8 –70,156 25.9
Total, imports –19,067   –44,899   –91,940   –133,937   –168,606   –270,870