Northumberland County Economic Development


International Trade


International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, such trade represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP).

According to Consensus Economics, Canada has been a strong performer among G7 countries in GDP growth during the 2012-15 period and is expected to remain so through 2016-18. For more information about Canadan economic prospects, please visit: Global Affairs Canada.

If you are looking to speak with a Trade Commissioner about trade in a specific country, please see the following Global Affairs Canada's Trade Commissioner (Investment) Network Find a Trade Commissioner page where you can locate the trade commissioner who can help you with your questions and queries.

In 2015 Ontario made up 38.4% of Canada's total GDP totaling over $763 million. Of Ontario's GDP 22.8% were goods, 12.1% of those goods were manufacturing, and 77.2% were services. Ontario's top 5 international export markets were the United States, the United Kingdon, Mexico, Hong Kong and China. Ontario's top 5 international import markers were the United States, China, Mexico, Japan and Germany.

For more information on Ontario's GDP please see this Factsheet from January 2017.