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Terms of Trade in Central Canada


  • Macdonald, Ryan


This paper examines Ontario's and Quebec's adjustments to the resource boom. Higher commodity prices, an appreciating dollar, and increased foreign competition between 2002 and 2007 led to a restructuring of the Central Canadian economies. The restructuring manifested itself in all areas of the economy: manufacturing employment and output declined, while services and construction rose; within manufacturing there were declines across most industries in Ontario, and a shift away from consumer products towards capital products in Quebec; purchasing power increased in Ontario and Quebec as export and import prices adjusted.

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  • Macdonald, Ryan, 2008. "Terms of Trade in Central Canada," Insights on the Canadian Economy 2008022e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp2e:2008022e

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    Cited by:

    1. Colin Busby & William B.P. Robson, 2011. "The Retooling Challenge: Canada's Struggle to Close the Capital Investment Gap," e-briefs 126, C.D. Howe Institute.


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