Ontario eyes export rise, metals seen mixed

Nov 23, 2009 | 01:56 PM | Maria Guzzo

Ontario's exports are expected grow 8 percent in 2010 after registering four years of declines, although metals sector trade will be mixed.

Metals and ores, the prominent sub-sector in Ontario's industrial goods picture, will differ significantly by product, Export Development Canada (EDC), Ottawa, said in a provincial export outlook.

Production cuts at Vale Inco Ltd.'s Sudbury operation this year will have a material impact on exports of nickel and byproducts, EDC said. However, the declines will be offset by much higher prices and output at provincial gold mines.....

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