Goal 6

Firms Participating In Export Trade - Deep Dive

The number of Nova Scotia firms participating in export trade will have increased by 50 per cent.

Updated:

Firms Participating In Export Trade

Current situation

Though there has been some increase in the number of exporting establishments in the province, the gains however have not been sufficient or sustained enough to put Nova Scotia on the path to achieving this goal. There were 953 Nova Scotia business establishments participating in international merchandise trade in 2016, up 23 from 930 establishments in the baseline year of 2012. Currently, this indicator is not on track to meet the target.

yearparticipants
2010933
2011973
2012930
2013921
2014980
2015941

What this means

This means that a slightly greater number of Nova Scotia businesses have looked to foreign markets to sell their products. However, it is not clear if this is representative of a longer-term trend, as the data has fluctuated slightly over the available period, without a clear direction.

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