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 metric tons)

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  1996
Overall exports  
Special transactions-trade (99) 60,761
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 34,757
Ores, slag and ash (26) 19,603
Cereals (10) 18,036
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 6,146
Overall imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 38,355
Special transactions-trade (99) 4,074
Ores, slag and ash (26) 3,477
Inorganic chemicals (28) 2,944
Iron and steel (72) 2,533
Air exports  
Iron and steel (72) 62
Special transactions-trade (99) 58
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 36
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 32
Fish and crustaceans (03) 14
Air imports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 113
Special classification provisions (98) 106
Live trees and plants (06) 103
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 84
Ores, slag and ash (26) 54
Land exports (road only)  
Ores, slag and ash (26) 299
Paper and paperboard (48) 155
Edible vegetables and roots (07) 101
Vehicles other than railway (87) 91
Other made up textile articles (63) 69
Land imports (road only)  
Edible fruit and nuts (08) 587
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery     and parts (84) 336
Special classification     provisions (98) 258
Iron and steel (72) 232
Toys, games and sporting     equipment (95) 206
Water exports  
Special transactions-trade (99) 60,644
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 34,749
Ores, slag and ash (26) 19,303
Cereals (10) 18,007
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 6,087
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 29,044
Special transaction-trade (99) 4,003
Ores, slag and ash (26) 3,284
Inorganic chemicals (28) 2,920
Iron and steel (72) 2,297

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 third country that were transshipped via the United States). Canadian import data are based on the last mode of transport by which the cargo was transported to the port of clearance in Canada.

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