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Figure 12: Inshoring and Offshoring of Business Activities

Figure 12 depicts the share of out-sourcing and in-sourcing of 14 activities in the Canadian manufacturing sector 2007-2009.

Among firms active in the production of goods 4.2 percent undertook off-shoring and 4.3 percent in-shoring; for the provision of services 1.0 percent off-shored and 1.4 percent in-shored; for distribution and logistics 1.2 percent off-shored and 1.7 percent in-shored; for call centers 0.4 percent off-shored and 0.6 percent in-shored; for marketing and sales 1.1 percent off-shored and 1.1 percent in-shored; for software development 0.4 percent off-shored and 0.2 percent in-shored; for data processing 0.6 percent off-shored and 0.3 percent in-shored; for information and communication technologies (ICT) 0.6 percent off-shored and 0.4 percent in-shored;  for legal services  0.3 percent off-shored and 0.1 percent in-shored;  for accounting 0.9 percent off-shored and 0.7 percent in-shored; for human resource (HR) management 0.6 percent off-shored and 0.5 percent in-shored; for financial management 0.8 percent off-shored and 0.6 percent in-shored;  for financial management 0.8 percent off-shored and 0.6 percent in-shored;  for engineering 0.8 percent off-shored and 0.8 percent in-shored; and for research and development (R&D) 0.7 percent off-shored and 0.8 percent in-shored.

Data: Statistics Canada – SIBS Survey.