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In June 2013, AIAC and Industry Canada jointly released The State of the Aerospace Industry: 2013 Report, which contains updated data and analytics for the Canadian aerospace industry as of 2012. Click here to download the full report.
All data is from 2012 unless otherwise stated.
The Canadian aerospace industry is a strategically important contributor to the Canadian economy in terms of employment, innovation, productivity, R&D, GDP and trade.
The Canadian aerospace industry is an innovation leader with stellar performance in both R&D and productivity:
The Canadian Aerospace Industry compares advantageously to Canada's total manufacturing average. Here are a few key facts:
When compared with other OECD countries, Canada’s aerospace industry ranked:4
One of Canada’s largest exporters, the Canadian aerospace industry exports nearly 80% of its products to highly diversified markets and product segments:
Source: Industry Canada. Economic modelling based on data from Statistics Canada (Business Registry and Cansim), Canada Revenue Agency, OECD and firm level observation, 2013.
1. Direct, indirect, and induced employment
2. Labour productivity and value added employee estimates
3. Sector GDP on total FTE
4. 2010 analysis
5. GDP based analysis
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