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Record exports of $3.15 billion for Saskatchewan in 2014

Staff writer |
Figures by Statistics Canada show Saskatchewan has set monthly and annual records for merchandise exports.

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In December 2014, exports in the province totalled $3.15 billion, the highest ever for the month, up 30.2 per cent over last year. Saskatchewan had the highest percentage increase among the provinces.

Annually, Saskatchewan merchandise exports also hit a record $35.12 billion for 2014, up 8.9 per cent over the $32.25 billion recorded 2013.

"These record export numbers are proof of our diversified economy," Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "Thanks to the hard work of Saskatchewan people, these export records show that we have what the world needs."

Major increases in December were recorded for metal ores and non-metallic minerals (up 296 per cent), aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (up 200 per cent), motor vehicles and parts (up 124 per cent) as well as electronic and electrical equipment and parts (119 per cent).

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