THE CAPI PROCESSED FOOD SECTOR RESEARCH PROGRAM
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
Individual HS data by chapter (MS Excel)
Chapter 16: Meat, fish and seafood preparations
Chapter 17: Sugar and sugar confectionary
Chapter 18: Cocoa preparations
Chapter 19: Cereal, flour and pasta
Chapter 20: Fruit and vegetable, nuts
Chapter 21: Other food (or edible) preparations: coffee/tea, yeasts, sauces, condiments (ketchup) and seasonings, broths, ice cream, flavourings, etc.
Chapter 22: Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Chapter 23: Pet food, residues and other waste from the food industries and foods unfit for human consumption; starch residues
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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