Export Growth, Capacity Utilization and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing Plants
AbstractLabour productivity growth in the Canadian business sector slowed substantially after 2000. Most of the slowdown occurred in the manufacturing sector. This paper examines how this slowdown was associated with the restructuring that occurred in manufacturing as a result of the increase in excess capacity, the dramatic increase in the Canada-U.S. exchange rate and a slowdown in export growth.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series with number 2011075e.
Date of creation: 12 Dec 2011
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Business performance and ownership; Manufacturing; Economic accounts; Productivity accounts;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-01-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2012-01-03 (Business Economics)
- NEP-EFF-2012-01-03 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-TUR-2012-01-03 (Tourism Economics)
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