Ag Economist Topics
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.
How the continued trade tensions between China-U.S. could create a stronger demand for Canadian commodities.
CPTPP will provide new and exciting opportunities for Canadian beef and pork exports in both high value and fast-growing markets.
Malaysia has lots to offer its CPTPP partners, including a fast-growing stable economy, an ever-increasingly wealthy population and established trade flows.
Canada recently signed the CPTPP, along with 10 other agri-food trading nations. It will enhance our agri-food trade in three ways.
Imports of the top commodities grew over the decade
Canada’s role as a world exporter is much smaller than our role as a major importer of beverages and that’s not an indication of our weakness in the market. It signals our growing population with higher incomes, who have specific preferences for luxury goods.
Canada’s export revealed comparative advantage shows growth opportunities.