TOTAL SASKATCHEWAN EXPORTS UP $724 MILLION FROM LAST YEAR

June 4, 2013

Saskatchewan’s merchandise exports were up $724 million in the first four months of 2013 over the same period last year, the highest increase among Canadian provinces according to Statistics Canada. Exports totalled $3.2 billion in April 2013, a record for the month.

“Last year was an impressive year for exports; setting a record and surpassing British Columbia were just a couple of the accomplishments,” Minister responsible for Trade Tim McMillan said. “The first four months of this year highlight the efforts of Saskatchewan exporters who are working to expand existing markets and embracing new business opportunities.”

Merchandise export sales were up 6.5 per cent in January to April 2013 when compared with the same period in 2012, which is eight times more than the 0.8 per cent recorded nationally.
“These figures highlight how important Saskatchewan products are on a global front,” McMillan said. “Our Saskatchewan producers continue to raise the bar, and show the rest of the world we can compete, and we can keep up with global demand for our products.”

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For more information, contact:

Deb Young Economy Regina Phone: 306-787-4765 Email: deb.young@gov.sk.ca

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