Stephen Harper’s International Trade Record

Stephen Harper has been the Canadian prime minister since 2006. This analysis shows that the Conservative Party leader has posted a mixed record in positioning Canada’s competitive advantages on global trade markets. Trade balances trending down In 2005, the year before Harper was elected to his first term, Canada posted a trade surplus equal to […]

Fastest-Growing North American Export Countries

From 2010 to 2014, the average increase in the total value of all North American exports was 27.1%. To give some perspective on that statistic, world exports improved an average 23.5% over the same 5-year period. While the U.S. remains the biggest North American exporter, Mexico was the fastest-growing export country. Canada remains the laggard […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Import Products

Five of the 10 fastest-growing Mexican import products posted a triple digit gain in value from 2010 to 2014, with increases ranging from 116.5% for Mexico’s raw hides to 670% for collectibles, art and antiques. Overall, Mexican imports rose 32.7% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Export Products

All ten of the fastest-growing Mexican export products posted a triple digit gain in value from 2010 to 2014, with increases ranging from 126.1% for Mexico’s meat to 630.7% for railway and tram equipment. Overall, Mexican exports rose 33.3% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System […]