Table 15 Exports and Imports as a Percentage of GDP: 1971-1996

Table 15
Exports and Imports as a Percentage of GDP: 1971-1996

Millions of Canadian dollars

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  1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996
Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars % Dollars %
Exports 21,109 26.9 44,291 28.1 97,027 33.9 142,757 35.4 172,159 32.6 320,988 47.3
Imports 19,067 24.3 44,899 28.5 91,940 32.1 133,937 33.2 168,606 31.9 270,870 39.9
GDP 78,594   157,624   286,236   403,783   527,967   678,222  

Source: Statistics Canada, National Income and Expenditures Accounts.