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Economists had expected a deficit of $2.2 billion, down from $2.7 billion in November

Canada’s exports increase following four consecutive monthly declines

Two studies suggest ending trade deal would do minor damage

The central bank is also keeping close tabs on the rise in protectionist sentiment in some parts of the world and what it might mean for the Canadian economy

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 18, 2017 December 14, 2017
  • 14:45

Imports rose 2.4% to $49.8 billion

Canadian exports south of the border rose 5.4% to a record high $36.1 billion in April

Driving the gain was a 7% increase in energy exports; trade deficit narrows

Economists had expected a surplus of $500 million

U.S. proposed tax changes lead to interest in cross-border migration

The proposed tax measure would hurt current account balances and GDP growth for major exporters to the U.S.