18 August 2009
Trade Watch: Printing deficit now at $144.1 million
OTTAWA—Both printing exports and imports declined in June, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, with exports settling at $76.5 million, the lowest level of recent years and down 22.3% from 2008. Imports also dipped slightly to $103.2, resulting in a trade deficit of $144.1 million compared to a deficit of almost $6 million for the same January-to-June period in 2008.

EXPORTS 2009 2008 Change
June $76.5 million $98.4 million -22.3%
Year-to-date $501.7 million      $604.5 million     -17.0%

IMPORTS 2009 2008 Change
June $103.2 million $105.1 million -1.8%         
Year-to-date $645.8 million $610.5 million     5.8%

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