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Figure 7: Share of Imports that are Intermediate Inputs

Figure 7 depicts the share of imports that are intermediate inputs for the economy as a whole and the manufacturing sec tor, respectively, over the period 1961-2006.

In 1961, intermediate goods accounted for 64.6% of all imports, reached a high of 66.1% in 2000 before falling back to 65.5% in 2006. In 1961, intermediate goods accounted for 72.0% of imports in the manufacturing sector, 68.4% in 1980, reached a high of 74.1% in 1994, fell back to 69.2% in 2000 before advancing to 73.0% in 2006.

Data: Statistics Canada.