Export Development Canada’s 2018 year-end Trade Confidence Index (TCI) survey captures the mood of 1,000 Canadian exporters and reveals insightful information not readily available in traditional trade statistics. The bi-annual index showcases exporters’ concerns and expectations for the future, their evolving international operations and strategies and views on emerging issues.
Current outlook remains solid, although less positive
Protectionism is having an impact on Canadian exporters’ global strategies. The newly signed CUSMA trade deal, however, is providing some relief and should reactivate delayed investments.
Protectionism is affecting almost one-third of Canadian exporters’ global strategies
One-third of exporters are negatively affected by steel-and-aluminum tariffs.
Exporters who are negatively affected are taking action in response to steel-and-aluminum tariffs
of Canadian exporters are neutral on the newly signed Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) trade deal
Canadian exporters are continuing to diversify their international operations
Top new market destinations for Canadian companies planning to export
Key markets Canadian firms are planning to invest in abroad
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About EDC’s Trade Confidence Index
This TCI survey was conducted in October/November and released Dec. 18, 2018. Twice a year, EDC surveys 1,000 Canadian exporters. The results are a pulse check of Canadian exporters’ level of confidence and their expectations of international trade opportunities over the next six months.