The Daily Wednesday, June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018
Canadian international merchandise trade, April 2018
Canada’s exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April, while imports were down 2.5% to $50.5 billion. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.9 billion in March to $1.9 billion in April.
Canadian international merchandise trade: Annual review, 2017
Canada’s annual exports increased 5.4% to $549.6 billion in 2017, mainly on higher exports of energy products. Imports increased 4.8% to $573.6 billion, with widespread gains throughout the product sections. Consequently, Canada’s annual merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $25.9 billion in 2016 to $24.0 billion in 2017.
Chain Fisher real export and import values, April 2018
The monthly chain Fisher real dollar values (reference year 2007) for Canadian international merchandise trade are available for April.
Export and import price indexes, April 2018
Current-weighted and fixed-weighted export and import price indexes (2007=100) on a customs or balance of payments basis are now available, based on the 2007 North American Product Classification System.
Building permits, April 2018
Municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in April, down 4.6% from March. Declines were reported in every component except commercial buildings.
Farm Product Price Index, March 2018
The Farm Product Price Index (FPPI) declined 1.6% in March compared with the same month a year earlier, primarily due to lower livestock prices. This was the second consecutive decrease following seven monthly year-over-year increases.