A high share of exports and imports in total output suggest an outward looking, culturally aware community, open to the world. Taken together, imports and exports as a share of GDP are an accepted measure of the openness of the economy. Exports demonstrate the ability to compete globally and imports indicate specialization. Merchandise exports do not include service exports.
Imports allow an economy to specialize and use resources and talents where it produces most income. Imports sustain export competitiveness and maintain competitive pressure on prices in the domestic economy.
A growing share of income in Manitoba was generated by exports over the last 10 years. This was evident from 2005 to 2008 where Manitoba exports grew from 26% to 33% of GDP. Partly driven by the favourable $US exchange rate, Manitoba exports grew rapidly during this period.
Import & Export Information
Manitoba Exports by Industry
Manitoba Imports from Mid-Continent
Manitoba Exports by Region and Selected Country
Manitoba Exports to Mid-Continent
Manitoba Exports to the U.S. by State Grouping
Manitoba Imports by Industry
Manitoba Imports from the U.S. by State Grouping
Manufacturing Shipments by Industry - Manitoba
Total Manufacturing Shipments - Manitoba and Canada
Manitoba Imports by Region and Selected Country
To discuss Economic Development in Winnipeg, please contact:
Senior Manager, Strategic Research
E: Edward Suzuki