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Figure 13: Outsourcing of Business Activities in Manufacturing

Figure 13 depicts the percent share of Canadian manufacturing firms engaged in outsourcing in the 2007-2009 period.

Among firms active in the production of goods 8.1 percent undertook outsourcing; for the provision of services 2.2 percent outsourced; for distribution and logistics 1.9 percent outsourced; for call centers 0.4 percent outsourced; for marketing and sales 1.6 percent outsourced; for software development 0.7 percent outsourced; for data processing 0.4 percent outsourced; for information and communication technologies (ICT) 0.4 percent outsourced;  for legal services  0.7 percent outsourced;  for accounting 0.4 percent outsourced; for human resource (HR) management 0.2 percent outsourced; for financial management 0.2 percent outsourced;  for financial management 0.2 percent outsourced; for engineering 1.1 percent outsourced; and for research and development (R&D) 0.7 percent outsourced.

Data: Statistics Canada – SIBS Survey.