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  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2004027

    The paper examines how Canadian manufacturing plants have responded to reductions in tariff barriers between Canada and the rest of world over the past two decades.

    Release date: 2004-12-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040097027

    This paper traces recent trends in the geographic distribution of Canada's imports of goods. It reviews the continental distribution of imports by commodity grouping. Imports of individual countries are analysed further.

    Release date: 2004-09-23

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2004020

    This article discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. It defines the products that are included in culture trade and explains how appropriate products are selected from the relevant classification standards.

    This version has been replaced by Culture Goods Trade Data User Guide, Catalogue No. 81-595-MIE2006040.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20020046980

    This article examines the trade in cultural goods between Canada and Cuba and discusses Canada's trade surplus with Cuba.

    Release date: 2004-07-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040066918

    Canada has benefited both from the direct effect of higher exports to China and indirectly from the upward pressure on commodity prices. Canada diversified its exports away from its traditional dependence on wheat to industrial goods and forestry products. Meanwhile, Canada's increasing imports from China have raised incomes in that country while supplying a new source of low-priced goods, especially to firms in North America investing in machinery and equipment.

    Release date: 2004-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-624-M2004007

    This article documents the evolution of Canada's trade with China over the last 15 years in the context of the broad shifts in China's trade with the world.

    Release date: 2004-06-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040056871

    This publication examines growth in gross domestic product across provinces, using data on interest rates, exports and imports.

    Release date: 2004-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004220

    This paper uses the 1993 to 2000 Exporter Registry of Statistics Canada to study the factors determining the success or exit of Canadian establishments on foreign markets. The survival analysis model is adopted to study the survival and hazard rates of exporting establishments, with the Cox proportional hazards regression used for the econometric analysis.

    Release date: 2004-05-05

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004205

    This paper considers the implications of changing trade barriers on the survival of Canadian manufacturing firms. A segmented market Cournot model was developed to describe the effects of trade liberalization for heterogeneous firms operating in diverse industries. The predictions of this model are tested empirically using firm-level data for both public and private corporations and tariff rates for both Canada and the United States. Our findings suggest that Canadian tariff reductions decreased the probability of the survival of Canadian firms while declines in American tariffs increased the probability. Combining these two effects, firms in two-thirds of Canadian manufacturing industries saw their probability of survival increase as a result of the tariff reductions mandated by the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. However, the sensitivity of individual firms to tariff changes was mitigated by the characteristics of those firms. In particular, productivity and leverage played substantial roles in determining a firm's vulnerability to failure as a result of trade liberalization.

    Release date: 2004-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040046849

    This summary of Canada's economic growth in 2003 also examines economic data from the last decade.

    Release date: 2004-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040036835

    This article focus on the reasons for the recent sharp shift in Canada's terms of trade and the distributional effects on the economy, which have already been considerable. We also look to the recent American experience with a sharply rising dollar as a guide to how different sectors of the economy could gain or lose from these changes. The terms of international trade - defined as the ratio of our export prices to import prices - shifted in favour of importers at the expenses of exporters.

    Release date: 2004-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004011

    Since 2000, a time when international export markets were weak, Canada's provincial and territorial economies have increased their reliance on interprovincial exports as a key source of economic growth. This is a marked contrast to the 1992 to 2000 period when international sales grew at a rapid rate and outpaced the gains in interprovincial exports. This article examines the performance of international and interprovincial exports for the Canadian provinces and territories during the last decade with a focus on the more recent period (2000 to 2002).

    Release date: 2004-03-05

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004010

    This article provides an update on the beef industry following the discovery of a single reported case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, on May 20, 2003. It covers data on beef exports, imports, production, live stocks, etc. In addition, the article compares farm prices for cattle with retail beef prices.

    Release date: 2004-02-18

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004008

    This article profiles the diamond mining industry in Canada, with a special emphasis on the Northwest Territories (NWT). This new industry is contributing substantially to growth in gross domestic product, investment, international trade and government revenues. It also has an affect on employment, since jobs within this industry tend to pay high salaries. New diamond mines are under development and diamond exploration is expanding in Nunavut, Ontario and other provinces.

    Release date: 2004-01-13

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20020036767

    When it comes to cultural or artistic products such as sculptures and paintings, Italy has centuries of rich cultural heritage to draw upon. Thus, it comes as no small surprise that Italy is a major source for culture goods imports to Canada. From 1996 to 2002, Italy was ranked sixth in terms of Canada's suppliers of culture goods.

    Imports from Italy had previously been flat or declining until 2001, but jumped 72% year-to-year in 2002. The increase came despite a sizable appreciation of the Euro against the Canadian dollar. Since spending on culture goods tends to increase with income, it is possible that Canada's growth in disposable income and consumer spending since 2001 contributed to this jump.

    Release date: 2004-01-13

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