14 February 2011
Printing trade looking rosier
OTTAWA—Printing trade is continuing to show improvement, with both imports and exports posting increase again in November, according to StatsCan. This is the sixth consecutive month that exports have beaten 2009 numbers, and year-to-date exports are only 1.4% off what they were last year.

Exports to the U.S. have also been healthier this fall than in 2009.

Imports have hit a high point over the 12 months, and easily outpace the figure from November 2009. But imports from the U.S. have been uneven compared to last year, over the last several months.

Other positive news: our printing trade balance is improving. The deficit totals $341.5 million for the year-to-date period, compared to $327.4 million, a change of -4.3%.

Exports 2010 2009
November $84.5 million $79.3 million
Year to date $886.7 million $899.6 million

Imports 2010 2009
November 154.6 million 111.9 million
Year to date 1.2 billion 1.2 billion

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