Select an industry

The industries are classified according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This industry classification is hierarchical and separates goods and services producing industries into 20 sectors.

These are further broken down into sub-sectors, industry groups, industry classes and national industries. The various levels are categorized using NAICS codes ranging from 2 to 6 digits.

Users can select several industries to generate reports which are shown grouped or individually.


The options are listed below:









Industry-based trade data are derived from product-based trade data.

Total all industries

This will give the total values for imports and exports recorded at the border by customs of all products entering or leaving Canada. As such, only manufacturing and primary resource industries contribute to merchandise trade and trade in services is therefore not represented.




The figures for "Total - all industries" should match those for "Total - all products" for Canada's trade with different trading partners, but could have slightly different totals due to rounding and revisions for the previous last year and current year.



Search for an industry



Users can select one or several industries using:

  • Keyword search Enable you to conduct a search applied against the industry descriptions classified under the NAICS as well as a thesaurus of synonyms and related terms.
  • Code search Enable you to conduct a code search by entering the industry NAICS code. Partial codes are allowed as well as a series of code can be listed using “:”, “or”.

Once you have made you selection from the keyword search or industry search and added your code(s) to the selected industries, you have the option of selecting from the Show Industries button grouped or shown individually


Browse list of industries


This enables users to select industries by browsing through the list of NAICS codes.



Top 25 industries



The ranking is based on the monetary value of imports and exports for the selected year.