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CHAPTER 6

BOX: The 2008 Performance of Canadian Affiliates Abroad

Sales by Canadian Foreign Affiliates Abroad versus Canadian Exports of Goods and Services, 2000-2008

This figure depicts the combined sales of goods and services by Canadian Foreign Affiliates Abroad versus Canadian Exports of Goods and Services in C$ billion over the period from 2000 to 2008.

Exports of goods and services were valued at C$489 billion in 2000, gradually declined to C$461 billion in 2003, before continually expanding to C$562 billion in 2008.  Sales of goods and services by Canadian Foreign Affiliates Abroad were C$367 billion in 2000, declined to C$338 billion in 2003 before experiencing a faster annual rate of growth than exports to reach C$508 billion in 2008.

Source: Statistics Canada.