Canada’s State of Trade: 2017 Report Released

Canadian exports of non-resource-based goods and services each grew in 2016, a reflection of the overall growth in the global economy, a trend which continues to gain momentum, indicates the newly‑released Canada's State of Trade – 2017.

Canada’s State of Trade is an annual publication that provides an overview of Canada’s international trade and investment performance over the previous year. It also reviews the state of the global economy and that of Canada’s main trading partners.

The 2017 report notes that the global economy appears to have shifted into a higher gear at the end of 2016 and that momentum will carry into this year and the next one. This stronger growth is already being reflected in Canada’s international trade performance which saw Canada’s exports of non‑resource‑based goods and of services each growing a solid 4.8 percent last year.

Special boxes in the 2017 report examine diverse issues including women‑owned businesses and their participation in international commerce, trade between Canadian provinces and U.S. states, and the operations of foreign multinational companies in Canada.

Access Canada’s State of Trade: Trade and Investment Update – 2017 for a comprehensive review of Canada’s international trade and investment performance in 2016.

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