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        THE CAPI PROCESSED FOOD SECTOR RESEARCH PROGRAM

PHASE 1:
Diagnosis

1. Diagnosing the trade deficit
2. Reasons for the trade deficit
3. Impacts: investments & closures

PHASE 2:
Inspiring practices

4. Case studies on success traits
5. Consumers and markets
6. Innovation insights

PHASE 3:
Competitive advantage

7. Metrics & investment scorecard
8. Implications for policy & strategy
9. Dialogues on outcomes

Financial Contributors,
In-Kind Contributors and Partners

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  PROJECT 1: DIAGNOSING THE TRADE DEFICIT

Trade Performance: Food Products

Food products have a $2.3 billion trade deficit. From 1991 to 2001, exports grew at an average rate of 17% while imports grew at an average rate of 10%. From 2002 to 2012, however, imports grew at a faster rate of 5% than exports which grew at a rate of 3%.
TRADE PERFORMANCE: Food Products
$ millions
Food Products
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Individual HS data by chapter (MS Excel)

 

Food products enjoyed a trade surplus from 2002 to 2006 during a period where the Canadian dollar fluctuated from around US$0.65 to US$0.90.











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