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Trends in Canada's Merchandise Trade

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The author examines aspects of Canada's trade performance in light of the major trends seen in world trade over the past several decades. Canada has become more integrated with the world economy, and this openness is evident from its greater export orientation, its heavier reliance on imported inputs, and more exposure to foreign competition in its domestic markets. The author analyzes the composition of Canadian trade and the trend towards increasing two-way trade in similar products. He also looks at the increasing integration of trade within regions, which for Canada has meant a greater concentration of exports with the United States.

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  • Richard Dion, 2000. "Trends in Canada's Merchandise Trade," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 1999(Winter), pages 29-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2000:y:2000:i:winter99-00:p:29-41
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    1. Gabriel Bruneau & Kevin Moran, 2017. "Exchange rate fluctuations and labour market adjustments in Canadian manufacturing industries," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 50(1), pages 72-93, February.

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