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Doug McCann Research and Statistics Officer
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December 05, 2017


In October 2017, Canadian merchandise trade (balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted) posted a $1.5 billion deficit. 

Exports increased by 2.7 per cent from September 2017 to $44.5 billion and increased 0.8 per cent over October 2016. Imports are down 1.6% over September 2017 to $45.9 billion, and increased 0.9 percent over October 2016.





In Canada Jan-Oct 2017, the total merchandise trade deficit reached $18.4 billion. Year to date goods exports were valued at $456.1 billion and year to date goods imports were valued at $474.5 billion.



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

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