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

December 06, 2018
NOVA SCOTIA - INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE OCTOBER 2018

Year-to-Date (Jan-Oct 2018 vs. Jan-Oct 2017, customs-based, unadjusted)


In Jan-Oct 2018, Nova Scotia International Merchandise Trade Exports increased 7.9% ($350 million) over Jan-Oct 2017, to $4.8 billion.

YTD - By Sector

Comparing Nova Scotia's exports for Jan-Oct 2018 with the same period last year the largest dollar value increase was in Forestry/Building/Packaging Materials ($142.5 million), Chemical, plastic, rubber ($40.8 million), and  Motor vehicles/Parts ($38.7 million), Consumer Goods increased 1.5%.

 

 

On a year-to-date basis, export values increased in

  • Energy by 168.5% ($29.2 million)
  • Metal/Ores by 36.4% ($14.8 million)
  • Forestry/Building/Packaging Materials by 24.7% ($142.5 million)
  • Chemical, plastic, rubber by 17.9% ($40.8 million)
  • Metal/Mineral Products by 15.8% ($26.0 million)
  • Electronics by 7.5% ($9.3 million)
  • Farm, Fishing & Inter. Food by 4.2% ($36.6 million)
  • Motor vehicles/Parts by 3.7% ($38.7 million)

 

In Jan-Oct 2018, Consumer Goods led the way with a value of $1.2 billion (25 % share), followed by

  • Motor vehicles/Parts with a value of $1.1 billion (22 % share),
  • Farm, Fishing & Inter. Food with a value of $904.8 million (19 % share),
  • Forestry/Building/Packaging Materials with a value of $718.8 million (15 % share),
  • Chemical, plastic, rubber with a value of $268.3 million (6 % share),
  • Metal/Mineral Products with a value of $190.5 million (4 % share),
  • Electronics with a value of $133.3 million (3 % share),
  • Machinery/Equipment with a value of $104.0 million (2 % share),
  • Metal/Ores with a value of $55.5 million (1 % share),
  • Energy with a value of $46.6 million (1 % share),
  • Special Transactions with a value of $45.7 million (1 % share), and,
  • Transportation Equipment with a value of $44.6 million (1 % share).

 

 YTD by Province

In Jan-Oct 2018, Newfoundland and Labrador reported the highest increase (+31.4%) in merchandise trade exports over Jan-Oct 2017. Nova Scotia reported a 7.9% gain in merchandise trade exports. The Canadian average was an 8.2% increase in merchandise trade exports over Jan-Oct 2017. 

Excluding energy exports, Manitoba reported the fastest growth at 12.8%, followed by Alberta at 12.1% and British Columbia at 10.1%. Nova Scotia reported a 7.2% gain in non-energy merchandise trade exports.  Canada reported a 4.9% increase in Non-energy exports.

 

 

 

 Statistics Canada. 

 Table 12-10-0001-01   International merchandise trade by commodity (x 1,000,000)

         12-10-0002-01   International merchandise trade by province and commodity (x 1,000,000)

         12-10-0012-01   International merchandise trade by province, commodity, and Principal Trading Partners (x 1,000)

12-10-0099-01   Merchandise imports and exports, customs-based, by Harmonized commodity description and coding system (HS) section, Canada, provinces and territories, United States, states (x 1,000)

 



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