Atlantic Canada’s manufacturing sector continues to expand with total shipments in 2004 of $25 billion and international exports worth $16.5 billion. Although resource-based manufacturing is still significant there is evidence of a slow shift away from some of these traditional industries. Some of the fastest growth in Atlantic manufacturing is occurring in fabricated metal, machinery, plastics, electronic products and furniture. Even within the traditional resource-based industries many producers are shifting towards higher value-added products. This Report Card highlights important changes taking place within Atlantic Canada’s manufacturing sector and some of the key challenges for its future growth.