Table 7-5a Top Canadian International Trade Commodities by Weight: 1996 (Excluding Trade With the United States and Mexico)

Table 7-5a
Top Canadian International Trade Commodities by Weight: 1996 (Excluding Trade With the United States and Mexico)

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

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  1996
Overall exports  
Special transactions-trade (99) 66,977
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 38,313
Ores, slag and ash (26) 21,608
Cereals (10) 19,882
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 6,775
Overall imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 42,279
Special transactions-trade (99) 4,490
Ores, slag and ash (26) 3,833
Inorganic chemicals (28) 3,245
Iron and steel (72) 2,792
Air exports  
Iron and steel (72) 68
Special transactions-trade (99) 64
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 39
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 35
Fish and crustaceans (03) 16
Air imports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 125
Special classification provisions (98) 116
Live trees and plants (06) 113
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 93
Ores, slag and ash (26) 60
Land exports (road only)  
Ores, slag and ash (26) 330
Paper and paperboard (48) 170
Edible vegetables and roots (07) 111
Vehicles other than railway (87) 101
Other made up textile articles (63) 77
Land imports (road only)  
Edible fruit and nuts (08) 647
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 370
Special classification provisions (98) 284
Iron and steel (72) 256
Toys, games and sporting equipment (95) 227
Water exports  
Special transactions-trade (99) 66,849
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 38,304
Ores, slag and ash (26) 21,278
Cereals (10) 19,849
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 6,710
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 32,015
Special transactions-trade (99) 4,413
Ores, slag and ash (26) 3,619
Inorganic chemicals (28) 3,218
Iron and steel (72) 2,533

NOTES

Merchandise trade with the United States and Mexico is excluded from these data.

Commodity code: Description based on the two-digit Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

All land modes: Canada export data for all land modes represent transshipments (e.g., trade shipments between Canada and a thirdcountry that were transshipped via the United States). Canadian import data are based on the last mode of transport by which thecargo was transported to the port of clearance in Canada.

SOURCE: Statistics Canada. International Trade Division. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).