What Is Restraining Non-Energy Export Growth? Staff Analytical Note 2018-25 (English)

Dany Brouillette, Jose Dorich, Christopher D'Souza, Adrienne Gagnon & Claudia Godbout
This note summarizes the key findings from Bank of Canada staff analytical work examining the reasons for the recent weakness in Canadian non-energy exports. Canada steadily lost market share in US non-energy imports between 2002 and 2017, mostly reflecting continued and broad-based competitiveness losses. In addition to this evidence from the demand side, industry analysis points to supply constraints that are limiting export growth, such as physical capacity and shortages of skilled labour. Transportation bottlenecks,...
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