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Data Change: Canada - Trade - Re-referenced to 2012
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 16:01 ET
By Jason Flynn
January 2019 -- For international merchandise trade for Canada at chained prices, concurrent with dissemination of results for October 2018, the source has advanced the currency reference year from 2007 to 2012 (28 monthly series 1997 to 2018, replaced by 28 from 2018).

In response, we have:

  1. Archived predecessors (reference year 2007, 1997m1 to 2018m9) by renaming with an "_07", marking metadata as discontinued, and segregating in the catalog.
  2. Created one-for-one replacements (reference year 2012) with an unchanged start date.
  3. Corrected unit-descriptor metadata on the predecessors.
  4. Refurbished the catalog.

Active dataset properties:

  • Classification: North American Production Classification System (NAPCS)
  • Valuation basis: Balance of payments
  • Measurement: Millions of chained year-2012 Canadian dollars (Mil. Ch. 2012 CAD)
  • Adjustment: Seasonally adjusted (SA)
  • Geographic coverage: Canada
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: January 1997

The series reside in the historical catalog (Canada » Trade » International merchandise trade » BOP basis » By product, broad category) and include, for example:

  • BPCIMFFI_07AM.ICAN = [DISCONTINUED] Merchandise Trade: Balance of payments - Imports - Farm; fishing and intermediate food products, (Mil. Ch. 2007 CAD, SA)
  • BPCIMFFIAM.ICAN    = Merchandise trade: Imports - Farm; fishing and intermediate food products - Balance of payments basis, (Mil. Ch. 2012 CAD, SA)
  • BPCEXENRAM.ICAN    = Exports - Energy products

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

See also

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