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The Evolution of Canada’s Global Export Market Share


  • Daniel de Munnik
  • Jocelyn Jacob
  • Wesley Sze


Following gains during the 1990s, Canada fs global market share of goods exports has declined markedly in recent years. In this regard, the constant market share analysis framework is used to decompose changes in Canada fs global market share into competitiveness and structural effects over the 1990 ]2010 period, as well as to draw some comparisons to a number of other countries. While Canadian firms have been facing competitiveness challenges in recent years resulting from the persistent strength of the Canadian dollar and poor productivity performance relative to major trade competitors, other factors such as to whom Canada sells its products and the product it sells, have also significantly affected the performance of Canadian exports. Over the past decade, the structure of the geographic market to which Canada exports, with a large weight on the relatively slow ]growing U.S. market, and a small weight on other economies, particularly the relatively fast ]growing emerging market economies, has exerted the majority of the overall net negative impact on Canadian exports.

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  • Daniel de Munnik & Jocelyn Jacob & Wesley Sze, 2012. "The Evolution of Canada’s Global Export Market Share," Staff Working Papers 12-31, Bank of Canada.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bocawp:12-31

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    1. Jan Fagerberg & Gunnar Sollie, 1987. "The method of constant market shares analysis reconsidered," Working Papers Archives 1987001, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo.
    2. Massimo Del Gatto & Filippo di Mauro & Joseph W. Gruber & Benjamin R. Mandel, 2011. "The revealed competitiveness of U.S. exports," International Finance Discussion Papers 1026, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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    1. International Monetary Fund, 2013. "Canada; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 13/41, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Ruane, Frances & Siedschlag, Iulia & Murphy, Gavin, 2013. "Globalisation and Ireland's Export Performance," Papers WP451, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    3. André Binette & Daniel de Munnik & Émilien Gouin-Bonenfant, 2014. "Canadian Non-Energy Exports: Past Performance and Future Prospects," Discussion Papers 14-1, Bank of Canada.
    4. Vanessa Le Lesle & Franziska L Ohnsorge & Minsuk Kim & Srikant Seshadri, 2014. "Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers," IMF Working Papers 14/119, International Monetary Fund.

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    Balance of payments and components; Exchange rates; International topics;

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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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