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September 06, 2017


Year-to-Date (January-July 2017 vs. January-July 2016)- All merchandise

In Jan-Jul 2017, Nova Scotia merchandise trade exports increased $118.8 million to $3.2 billion over Jan-Jul 2016. This is a recent high, but not quite the all-time high of $3.327 billion in Jan-Jul 2014, or the high point in Jan-Jul 2008 ($3.334 billion) before the slump 2009 to 2013.


YTD - By Sector

In Nova Scotia for January-July 2017, merchandise exports grew 3.9 per cent or $118.8 million compared to the same months in 2016. The largest dollar value increase were in consumer goods (+$107.8 million), metal/mineral products (+$46.6 million), and forestry products (+$18.9 million). Energy products declined $46.2 million compared to the same period in 2016.

On a year-to-date basis, exports values increased in:

  •  Metal and non-metallic mineral products by 33.7% ($46.6 million) to $185.0 million
  •  Consumer goods by 13.6% ($107.8 million) to $899.5 million
  •  Forestry products and building and packaging materials by 5.6% ($18.9 million) to $359.3 million
  •  Basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products by 3.2% ($5.8 million) to $187.8 million
  •  Farm, fishing and intermediate food products by 1.0% ($5.4 million) to $555.0 million
  •  Motor vehicles and parts by 0.4% ($2.7 million) to $745.3 million


 On a year-to-date basis, exports values decreased in:

  •  Energy products by 84.2% (-$46.2 million) to $8.7 million
  •  Metal ores and non-metallic minerals by 19.9%(-$7.1 million) to $28.6 million
  •  Electronic and electrical equipment and parts by 8.0% (-$7.9 million) to $90.7 million
  •  Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts by 11.6% (-$4.4 million) to $33.6 million
  •  Industrial machinery, equipment and parts by 5.2% (-$3.7 million) to $68.0 million.




YTD by Province

In Jan-Jul 2017, Alberta ranked first among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 40.1 per cent over the same period last year. Canadian year to date exports are up 11.5 per cent.

In Jan-Jul 2017, Nova Scotia ranked eight among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 3.9 per cent over the same period last year. 

In Jan-Jul 2017, non-energy exports have increased 5.5 per cent in Nova Scotia over Jan-Jul 2016. Canada non-energy exports have grown 4.0 per cent during this period.



CANSIM tables 228-0058 to 228-0068.  

Publications: List of related Statistics Canada publications 

Statistics Canada Daily related to this article.

Canadian international merchandise trade database.  

Industry Canada Trade database.



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