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StatsCan releases manufacturing trend report 2002-2012

Published by Brad Fougere on March 19, 2014

OTTAWA - Canada manufacturers diversified their export destinations with higher exports to the EU and China said a report from StatsCan released today. The report, which covers 2002 – 2012, added that manufacturing exporters saw a significant drop in trade with the US. Bolstered by increased trade with Europe and Asia, non-US exports grew $24.1 billion over the ten-year period, the $84.5 billion decline between 2005 and 2009 of exports to the US contributed to the overall 7 per cent drop in exports over the ten-year study.

As the global economy has started to recover from the 2008 meltdown, diversified trade has become a priority for Canada. Our neighbours will remain our largest trading partner – gains in export to the US from 2009 to 2012 totaled $42.6 – but a European trade agreement and increased trade with Asia are important to our manufacturing export future.

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