Energy Sector Boosts Atlantic Canada's Export Performance
Atlantic Canada’s international export performance has improved since the mid-1990s with a significant boost from energy exports after 1999. The three-fold increase in energy exports between 1999 and 2002 accounted for 82% of the growth in Atlantic Canada’s merchandise exports over this period. These energy exports reflect increased shipments of refined petroleum and offshore crude oil and natural gas. This Report Card provides an overview of recent trends in international export performance in each Atlantic province.