Goal 6

Firms Participating In Export Trade

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

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Goal Status

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Baseline: 930
Current: 972
Target: 1395

Current Situation

In 2020, there were 972 Nova Scotia business establishments participating in international merchandise trade, up from 930 establishments in the baseline year of 2012. The number of exporting establishments has steadily increased over the past few years, although the number of exporters declined during 2020. Despite this recent progress, the gains have not been sufficient or sustained enough to put Nova Scotia on the path to achieving this goal. Currently, this indicator is not on track to meet the target of 1,395 firms participating in export trade.

Year Participants
2010 933
2011 973
2012 930
2013 921
2014 980
2015 942
2016 953
2017 970
2018 1017
2019 1037
2020 972

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What This Means

This means that a slightly higher 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 have fluctuated slightly over the available period, without a clear direction.

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