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Figure 8: Share of Inputs that are Imported

Figure 8 depicts the share of inputs that are imported goods for the economy as a whole and the manufacturing sec tor, respectively, over the period 1961-2006.

In 1961, imported goods accounted for 6.5% of inputs, reached 9.2% in 1990, 12.0% in 1995, 13.5% in 2000 before falling back to 11.6% in 2006. In 1961, imported goods accounted for 26.3% of inputs in the manufacturing sector, 37.7% in 1980, 48.4% in 1990, reached a high of 73.2% in 1998, fell back to 61.1% in 2004 before advancing to 64.8% in 2006.

Data: Statistics Canada