10 July 2009
Trade Watch: Printing deficit continues
OTTAWA—Exports in April hit a low mark of just over $82 million, but imports also came in low, at slightly more than $107 million. Printing trade in general has been on the wane for some time now.

Our trade balance continues to paint a depressing picture. A small surplus of juts under $14 million in the January to April period in 2008, melted to a deficit of more than $86 million in 2009, a dismal retreat of 724.8%.




EXPORTS
2009 2008 Change
April $82.2 million $102.1 million -19.5%
Year-to-date $344.6 million             $412.4 million           -16.4%

IMPORTS 2009 2008 Change
April $107.6 million $115.4 million -6.8%       
Year-to-date $430.7 million  $398.6 million         8.1%
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