When talking about the international market of goods and services, it is undeniable that Canada plays a significant role in it. All in all, the imported and exported goods from Canada have a total accumulated amount of 1 trillion dollars while generating trade surplus exceeding over 50 billion dollars.
Historically speaking, the trade in Canada’s surplus goods are partially offset by the recurring deficits that are recorded in investment and services income sectors. Then again, the ICT sector or Information and Communication Technologies almost always posted surpluses with its international transactions of commercial services from the year 1997 to 2005 which ranges from 2.3 to 5.6 billion dollars per year.
Existing balance of payments for Canada’s account is measuring the value of the economic transactions of the Canadian residents along with residents of several other countries. The surplus in trade merchandise is the biggest part of the total current account balance. Nevertheless, international transactions in services are crucial element off the account and it does comprise of 4 major categories which include:
Among the 4, commercial services play the biggest category and are accounted for over 6.4 percent of exports and 7 percent of imports in Canada’s account in 2005.
As a matter of fact, this category is covering a wide range of activities similar to insurance, architecture, management, licenses and fees as well as royalties and also information and informatics, technical and engineering services along with R&D.
Whether you believe it or not, a lot of the companies that are dealing in commercial services are working around the ICT sector. These said companies are comprising the different components of information and communications technology similar to software publishing, telecommunications and computer services. In fact, the sector is among the driving forces that is determining the intensity of trade balance in commercial services.
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