Canadian MegatrendsCanadian Megatrends

Canadian Megatrends explores some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society and economy.

Canada's exports over time: Resources and manufactured goods

International trade has played an integral role in Canada's economic history. Trade affects the economy in a myriad of ways—as a source of industrial production and income growth, and as a means through which Canadians gain access to foreign funds, investment goods, new technologies, and an ever-expanding array of products and services.

Exports in particular contribute substantially to economic growth in Canada. Canadian export flows have evolved over time as trade-oriented sectors responded to shifts in the global demand for Canadian commodities. Both resources and manufactured goods have been important to the development of Canadian export markets.

Past Canadian Megatrends (11-630-X)

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