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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

Canada's overall agri-food trade balance: A consolidated view

CAPI's work is based on reporting on trade balance performance according to the World Customs Organization's Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) for trade statistics.

AGRI-FOOD TRADE BALANCE
$ millions
over all
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Individual HS data by chapter (MS Excel)

 

Overall, Canada has a trade surplus in agri-food thanks to its robust trade performance in agricultural commodities and primary processing sector.  With a trade surplus of some $12.2 billion, the situation is a good news story, notably because of the growth in the value of its exports.

However, when disaggregating the trade balance by its four sections, the picture changes.


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