Saturday November 22, 2014

Strong exports in June


Saskatchewan goods were in demand and on the move in June, with the province recording more than $3.0 billion in export sales for the month – an increase of nearly 34 per cent over June 2013. According to a Statistics Canada report released today, this is the highest recorded export sales for the month of June.

“These statistics are a reflection of the strength of our economy,” Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “With Saskatchewan exports once again outperforming the majority of provinces, this is a sign that our economy continues to be on the right track.”

Commodities on the rise in June included farm, fishing and food products, up 63.8 per cent to $869 million; consumer goods, up 56 per cent to $280 million; and energy products, up 39.6 per cent to $1.2 billion.

“All of these commodities combined demonstrate the strength of the Saskatchewan economy,” Harrison said. “When our economy is strong, we all benefit.”



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