The Dragon’s Fire: Hot Sectors in China’s Economy for Canadian Businesses

The Conference Board of Canada, March 13, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT
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China continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Although China’s economic growth is now easing and demand is shifting away from commodities to consumer products and services, its enormous size and rising wealth offers tremendous opportunities for Canadian exporters.

Canadian firms need to know which goods and services can expect rising Chinese demand -- and are open -- or are projected to become open --to foreign companies.

In this webinar from the Conference Board’s Global Commerce Centre, Julie Ades identifies China’s “hottest” sectors” for Canada. These include:

  • Agricultural (for example, cereals, vegetables and live animals)
  • Processed food (for example meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts food products)
  • Manufactured goods (for example, pulp and aircraft, and some segments of the auto market)
  • Scientific research, technical services and geologic prospecting;
  • Financial services
  • Travel, personal, cultural and recreational services

Don’t miss this webinar identifying the potential for Canada in what could soon be the world’s largest economy.

Webinar Highlights

In this webinar, Julie will describe how we identify China’s “hottest” sectors for Canada. The most promising sectors fall into the “sweet spot” consisting of:

  • High growth potential for Chinese demand
  • Openness to foreign commercial activities
  • Competitiveness of the Canadian industries producing the identified goods and services
  • Capacity of these industries to increase production to meet increasing Chinese demand

About Julie

Julie Adès is a Senior Economist and contributes to research on global trade and investment as part of the Conference Board of Canada's Global Commerce Centre.

Prior to joining the Global Commerce Centre, Julie spent several years within the Conference Board's national forecasting team working on the medium and long-term outlooks of the Canadian economy, focussing on the labour market, housing market, household spending, income and demographic variables. Since joining the Conference Board in 2008, she has helped to develop and maintain the Board's national economic forecasting model, conducted economic impact and tax benchmarking analyses, and worked on various custom research projects. As part of an international aid program, Julie also delivered a course on economic modelling with a focus on exports for government employees in Indonesia.

Before joining the Conference Board, Julie was an intern-economist at the Sustainable Development Department of Gaz Metro, where she focused on the study of economic tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Julie holds a M.A. in economics from Laval University where she specialized in natural resources and environmental economics and a B.A. with great distinction in economics, management and international relations from McGill University.

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