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Doug McCann Research and Statistics Officer
Tel: 902-424-2141Email: Douglas.McCann@novascotia.ca

December 05, 2017
NOVA SCOTIA - INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE OCTOBER 2017

CUSTOMS BASIS
Unadjusted

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


In Jan-Oct 2017, Nova Scotia merchandise trade exports increased $203.7 million to $4.5 billion over Jan-Oct 2016. 

 

YTD - By Sector

In Nova Scotia for January-October 2017, merchandise exports grew 4.7 per cent or $203.7 million compared to the same months in 2016. The largest dollar value increase were in consumer goods (+$167.7 million), metal/mineral products (+$56.9 million), and forestry products (+$38.4 million). Energy products declined $52.3 million compared to the same period in 2016.

 


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

  • Consumer goods by 14.4% ($167.7 million) to $1.3 billion
  • Metal and non-metallic mineral products by 30.2% ($56.9 million) to $245.5 million
  • Forestry products and building and packaging materials by 7.8% ($38.4 million) to $533.2 million
  • Basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products by 6.1% ($15.3 million) to $264.4 million
  • Farm, fishing and intermediate food products by 4.1% (+$29.6 million) to $754.5 million.

 

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

  • Energy products by 82.9% (-$52.3 million) to $10.8 million,
  • Motor vehicles and parts by 1.8% (-$19.3 million) to $1.038 billion,
  • Electronic and electrical equipment and parts by 9.7% (-$13.1 million) to $122.5 million,
  • Metal/Ores by 8.1% (-$3.8 million) to $43.4 million,
  • Industrial machinery, equipment and parts by 9.2% (-$9.7 million) to $96.2 million,
  • Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts by 9.7% (-$5.3 million) to $49.6 million.

 

 

 


YTD by Province


In Jan-Oct 2017, Alberta ranked first among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 31.0 per cent over the same period last year. Canadian year to date exports are up 8.0 per cent. 

In Jan-Oct 2017, Nova Scotia ranked eight among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 4.7 per cent over the same period last year. 

In Jan-Oct 2017, Nova Scotia (+6.0%) ranked 5th among the provinces  in non-energy exports  over Jan-Oct 2016. Canada non-energy exports have grown 1.9 per cent during this period.

 

Canada / Provinces Trade with the US and Excluding the US

 

In Canada Jan-Oct 2017, export trade with the United States declined in three provinces (Nova Scotia down 2.8%; Ontario down 4.0%; and Manitoba down 2.0%) over the same period last year.

In Canada Jan-Oct 2017, global export trade excluding the United States was down in two provinces (Prince Edward Island down 10.5%; and Saskatchewan down 3.3%) over the same period last year. Nova Scotia exports to countries other tan the US were up 21.4% over the same period last year.

 

SOURCES

CANSIM tables 228-0058 to 228-0068 , and 228-0080 

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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