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AMC 24th Annual Golf Classic

Registration is open for the 24th Annual Golf Classic taking place on June 13 at the Murray Golf Course.  Please click here to register.

Federal Budget 2016

The Canadian Government released the 2016 Budget on March 23, 2016.  Click here to view the budget.

Ontario Largest Exporter of Agriculture Equipment and Implements in Canada

Statistics Canada recently released its annual data on agricultural equipment and implements revealing that Ontario moved into the number one position as the largest exporting province of agriculture equipment machinery.

We are preparing a more comprehensive report on the economic contribution our industry that will be provided to members by the end of March.  In the meantime, below are some key statistics that demonstrate the strength and scope of the shortline industry in Canada:

  • In 2015 Canada exported $1.8 billion worth of agriculture equipment and implements, a decrease of $203 million from 2014.

  • The top 10 export destinations for Canadian made agricultural equipment and implements were:  United States, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Chile.

  • Of the 10 provinces, 6 experienced an increase in their 2015 exports while Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador exports decreased relative to 2014.

  • Ontario surpassed Manitoba as the number one exporter with $726 million worth of exports in 2015.  Manitoba held the number one exporter position for the previous six consecutive years and remains one of the top exporters with $537 million being exported from the province in 2015.

Exports by Provincial Breakdown chartSource: Industry Canada Trade Data Online, February 2016

In the meantime, if you have questions or comments about the size of our industry or our export markets, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 306.522.2710.

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