2019 mid-year Trade Confidence Index
The outlook according to Canadian exporters
Significantly less exporters expect international business opportunities will improve over the next six months.
Trade protectionism is still affecting Canadian exporters’ global strategies and nearly half expect this key concern to increase in the year ahead.
Protectionism is affecting almost one-third of Canadian exporters’ global strategies.
Close to half expect protectionism to increase in the year ahead.
The U.S.-China trade dispute is negatively affecting almost one third of respondents.
of Canadian exporters are neutral on the newly signed Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) trade deal, but negative assessments outweigh the positive.
More affected exporters plan to accelerate investment.
Intentions to reduce investments among affected exporters have increased from the 2018 year-end survey.
Although a majority of Canadian exporters indicate new trade deals won’t affect their export strategy, almost one quarter plan to pay more attention to markets associated with those trade deals.
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Nearly 1,000 exporters told us what they’re expecting for 2019 in our mid-year TCI survey. Benefit from their insight and see if you agree. Register now for this free July 11 trade talk.