Table 6-6b Top Canadian Merchandise Trade Commodities by Mode With the United States: 1996

Table 6-6b
Top Canadian Merchandise Trade Commodities by Mode With the United States: 1996

(Current value in millions of U.S. dollars)

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  1996
Overall exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 40,847
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 19,151
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 15,369
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 9,274
Wood and Articles (44) 8,970
Overall imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 25,835
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 22,321
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 13,232
Plastics (39) 4,670
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 3,714
Air exports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 1,973
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 1,481
Aircraft, spacecraft and parts (88) 1,108
Special transactions trade (99) 1,047
Pearls, stones, metals and imitation jewelry (71) 801
Air imports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 3,248
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 2,829
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 1,246
Aircraft, spacecraft and parts (88) 1,206
Pharmaceutical Products (30) 424
Road exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 22,969
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 12,289
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 7,740
Paper and paperboard (48) 4,866
Wood and articles (44) 4,691
Road imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 20,034
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 19,109
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 9,829
Plastics (39) 3,854
Special transactions trade (99) 2,484
Rail exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 17,778
Wood and articles (44) 4,090
Paper and paperboard (48) 3,145
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 1,789
Aluminum and articles (76) 1,290
Rail imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 5,700
Plastics (39) 747
Organic chemicals (29) 622
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 352
Miscellaneous chemical     products (38) 249
Water exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 2,402
Paper and paperboard (48) 740
Organic chemicals (29) 447
Ores, slag and ash (26) 388
Salt, sulfur, plaster and     cement (25) 207
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 856
Ores, slag and ash (26) 285
Inorganic chemicals (28) 228
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 73
Cereals (10) 70

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

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