Canada’s Textiles and Apparel Industry: Industrial Profile Spring 2013

The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages, May 31, 2013
Industry Profile
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This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s Textiles and Apparel Industry.

Document Highlights

  • Input Costs—Oil prices remain elevated, leading to higher raw material costs. The industry has only a limited ability to pass these costs on to customers.
  • Canadian Dollar —The strong Canadian dollar continues to hinder the competitiveness of Canadian textile and apparel manufacturers.
  • Trade Agreement—A potential free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union could bring greater access to the EU market for Canadian producers.

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