Canada's exporters are feeling confident

Conducted twice a year by Export Development Canada (EDC), the Trade Confidence Index (TCI) survey captures the outlook and opinions of Canadian exporters in five key areas:

1. Domestic sales
2. Export sales
3. Domestic economic conditions
4. World economic conditions
5. International business opportunities

Spring 2014 TCI survey highlights:

The spring 2014 survey saw the TCI increase for the third period in a row since fall 2012, rising overall to 77.2. This marks the highest TCI level of the post-stimulus period, i.e., since 2011. The majority of TCI survey respondents expect export sales to increase in the next six months. The U.S. economic recovery is seen as a major driver of Canadian export growth, with the lower Canadian dollar being a prime reason why exporters are increasingly positive about international business opportunities.

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