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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

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  PROJECT 1: DIAGNOSING THE TRADE DEFICIT

Processed food research focus: Methodology

This analysis of HS IV examines its two contributing sectors or subsectors: food products and beverages. Certain items are not included in our analysis and were deemed out of scope. While an important sector, fish and seafood processing was removed from our analysis. Canola meal used in animal feed and citrus juices, a non-Canadian sourced ingredient, are also not included. As well, the HS classification normally includes tobacco (chapter 24) but CAPI has excluded it from its analysis. Within the beverages sectors or subsectors, ethanol was deemed out of scope as it is a primary processed product.

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More details on methodology

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
     

    After these adjustments, the analysis focuses on food products representing
    $2.32 billion in activity (and 41% of the total trade deficit in HS IV) and beverages represents $3.34 billion in trade activity (or 59% of the total). Some $0.8 billion of combined activity was deemed out of scope. The total for food and beverages in this analysis: a trade deficit of $5.66 billion.


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