8 June 2010
Trade Watch: Positive signs in exports and imports
OTTAWA—After U.S. printing exports sank to $56.3 million in December 2009, their lowest level in recent memory, they turned in month-over-month increases in January, February and March. Exports in March were $66.2 million.

Also striking a positive note was our printing trade balance. The deficit receded to $41.2 million for the first three months of the year from $60.2 million during the same period in 2009.

Imports from the U.S. declined in January and February but rallied back in March to $70.7 million. Imports from China are holding steady at the $17 million mark.

Exports 2010 2009
March $83.8 million $90.7 million
Year-to-date $228.9 million $262.3 million

Imports 2010 2009
March $102 million $116.5 million
Year-to-date $270.1 million $322.5 million


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