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BOX: The 2008 Performance of Canadian Affiliates Abroad

Sales of Canadian Affiliates Abroad by Region, 2000-2008

This figure depicts the combined sales (C$ billion) of goods and services by Canadian Foreign Affiliates Abroad by region of location from 2000 to 2008.

Canadian foreign affiliates in the US registered C$237 billion in sales in 2000, which gradually fell to C$198 billion in 2003 before gradually expanding to C$259 billion in 2008; sales in the EU were valued at C$68 billion in 2000 and gradually expanded to C$92 billion in 2008, sales in other OECD countries were valued at C$17 billion in 2000 and gradually expanded to C$41 billion in 2008; sales in the rest of the world (ROW) were valued at C$44 billion in 2000, fell to C$39 billion in 2003 before expanding to C$60 billion in 2005, C$87 billion in 2006, C$103 billion in 2007 and C$116 billion in 2008.

Source: Statistics Canada.