Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
Header - Service Directory

Use the Services Directory to quickly access information on all of the services provided by the NS Department of Finance.

Home > Economics and Statistics > Archived Daily Stats > Selected Archived Daily Stats Article
The Economics and Statistics Division maintains archives of previous publications for accountability purposes, but makes no updates to keep these documents current with the latest data revisions from Statistics Canada. As a result, information in older documents may not be accurate. Please exercise caution when referring to older documents. For the latest information and historical data, please contact the individual listed to the right.

<--- Return to Archive

For additional information relating to this article, please contact:

Doug McCann Research and Statistics Officer
Tel: 902-424-2141Email:

October 05, 2017


In August 2017, Canadian merchandise trade (balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted) posted a $3.4 billion deficit. Exports fell by 1.0 per cent from July 2017 to $43.6 billion, but remain 0.2 per cent below levels observed in August 2016.  Canada's imports remained unchanged from July to August 2017 at $47.0 billion.  Imports are 3.0 per cent above August 2016 levels. 



In Canada Jan-August 2017, the total merchandise trade deficit reached $14.2 billion. Year to date goods exports were valued at $369.0 billion and year to date goods imports were valued at $383.2 billion.



Statistics Canada
CANSIM: tables 228-0058 to 228-0068
Publication: Canada's Balance of International Payments (Catalogue number 67-001-X)

<--- Return to Archive