Trade by Importer Characteristics - Goods (TIC)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 2005

Reference period of change - 2018

The linkage methodology to associate customs declarations to their proper units on the BR has been enhanced from reference year 2017. The more automated and efficient approach resulted in the number of importers being revised up by approximately 5% in 2017 compared with the figures previously release.

On Sept. 18, 2019, Statistics Canada has released new data on the location of exporters and importers of goods by census metropolitan area from reference year 2010 to 2018.

It has also revised data on the number of importers and the value of imports for the 2010 to 2016 reference years. Revisions are the result of improved methodologies that translated into a higher linkage rate of customs declarations and the proper units in the Business Register.

An interactive tool allowing users to quickly, easily and efficiently browse the wide variety of information available on trade in goods by exporter and importer characteristics has now become available. This tool provides information on the number of exporters and importers as well as trade value by trader location, such as province and census metropolitan area, trader's industry sector, and partner countries with whom products are exchanged.

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