2018 Trade Rankings Report
Navigating trade disruptions and volatility
Canada is a global powerhouse in agriculture and agri-food markets. But with the volatility that has disrupted trade flows in 2018, could this status be challenged?
In our latest Trade Rankings Report, we look at volatility’s impact on Canada’s ag export performance over the last 30 years. We show how large shifts in commodity prices can weaken that performance – and why that’s not a problem as we head into 2019.
Price swings in the pork industry may limit traditional exports, but CETA, CPTPP and other factors give Canadian producers greater access to diverse markets than their competitors enjoy.
Volatility in commodity prices lowers Canadian exports of oilseeds but also creates market opportunities in China and Europe.
Canada remains a top exporter of agricultural commodities and agri-food products, thanks to a diversified ag and food production mix.