Strong loonie shifting Canadian production offshore: EDC

La mondialisation a été créée par les CEO des multinationales pour les multinationales.

·         Un politicien travaille normalement pour le bien-être de son peuple.

·         Un CEO de multinationale travaille pour le bien-être de ces actionnaires.

Deux buts qui sont totalement irréconciliables

Entre-temps dans les pays industriels, on devient de plus en plus pauvres, quelques trilliards de déficits et un chômage de plus en plus persistants.

Il faut être d’une naïveté déconcertante, de croire que l’on peut compétitionner contre un Chinois qui gagne dix fois moins que ton salaire, est aussi brillant et entreprenant que toi.

M. Politicien, ça ne vous tente pas de travailler pour une fois pour votre peuple, au lieu de coucher avec les banques et les CEO, peut –être une mondialisation plus équitable.

Bon, revenons, à notre article, aucune surprise à ce niveau, si la valeur de la monnaie augmente raison de plus pour accentuer la délocalisation.


Extrait de: Strong loonie shifting Canadian production offshore: EDC, Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press, Feb. 10, 2011

Canadian firms are increasingly shifting their production offshore in response to the pressures of globalization and the strong loonie, Export Development Canada says.

A new study from the Crown corporation shows sales from foreign affiliates of Canadian firms grew by more than twice the rate of exports from firms inside Canada between the years 2000 and 2008.

Exports from foreign affiliates expanded from $367-billion in 2000 to $508-billion in 2008.

As well, overseas investment assets by Canadian firms nearly doubled from $356-billion to nearly $650-billion during the period.

During the same period, the loonie moved from the low 60-cent levels early in the decade to well above parity with the U.S. dollar during the 2008 commodity boom.

Although comparable data is only available to 2008, the study's author Jean-François Lamoureux says the trend has likely accelerated since the economic downturn. If up-to-date data were available, it would show that sales from foreign affiliates is now on par with total exports originating from inside Canada, he said.

While the trend has some negative implications for certain types of jobs in Canada, Mr. Lamoureux says the shift is a net winner for Canadian firms and employees.

“This is showing Canadian companies are adapting to the realities of global trade today,” he explained.

“By doing so, they are becoming more productive, by having an overseas presence they are getting closer to clients and becoming more valued members of their supply chain, and it's helping them adapt to the strong Canadian dollar.”

Mr. Lamoureux said the shift to foreign production by Canadian firms could result in the loss of manufacturing jobs, but also drives employment at head offices and on the research and development side. It's also arguable whether the firms would be in business at all if they did not take advantage of foreign opportunities, he said.

“Ultimately what it does is create jobs that are higher up the value chain in Canada,” he said.

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Raisonnement totalement bidon et totalement dépassé, la délocalisation ne se fait plus seulement sur la production, mais sur la recherche, le IT et ainsi de suite, il faudrait qu’il change son discours, le disque commence à être usé (1), (2), (3).

Et si on maintient la recherche & développement dans les pays industriels, c’est pour utiliser leurs crédits d’impôts, et on pousse jusqu’à l’insulte des fabriquer dans les pays émergents pour les revendre aux pays industriels.

Après on se demande, pourquoi les multinationales ne paient pas d’impôts.

J’avoue, que les commentaires des blogueurs sont beaucoup plus crédibles que ce bouffon.

The Canadian economy experienced remarkable job growth during this same period, with unemployment dipping to below 6 per cent prior to recession that began in late 2008.

Vrai, mais accentué sur une bulle spéculative.

As well, Canada's trade surplus with the rest of the world expanded, even with the shift to offshore production that the study shows was well under way.

The recession changed all that, however, and Canada has had a trade deficit with the rest of the world since, although the size of the deficits have declined in recent months.

Une chance que le Canada a de la matière première pour exporter, ça réduit le déficit commercial, mais pauvre petit pays industriel qui n’a presque aucune matière à exporter, il va souffrir, souffrir, souffrir, …


Les blogueurs :

SALLYGEE , 3:02 PM on February 10, 2011

This is great news!

Here is an iInteresting statistic -

Canada’s GDP is about $1.3T

If you take away the 60% of Canada's GDP contributed by primary resources and their exports - commodities like unfinished wood, raw minerals, crude oil, raw agricultural exports like wheat and meat, etc, etc.,

- we realize that Canada's remaining GDP - largely due to a pathetically floundering manufacturing sector - is much smaller than Egypt's GDP ($0.48T)

and getting smaller by the minute it seems ............

This bodes ill for the future of both the loonie and Canadian jobs at home

StarChaser, 3:05 PM on February 10, 2011

This is great news, except who will buy your products when everyone in the western world is unemployed?

RONDA : 3:47 PM on February 10, 2011

Dont worry folks. Target is comming to Canada with thousands of minimum wage jobs !!!!!!!! Who needs manufacturing

hacksellian 4:28 PM on February 10, 2011

“Ultimately what it does is create jobs that are higher up the value chain in Canada,” he said.

That chain is getting progressively shorter as each bottom rung is being offshored. First manufacturing, then call centers/customer support, then low-level IT (testing etc.), then higher level IT (e.g. development) ....

Either we are going to have 30 million CEOs in this country or a lot of unemployed people.

J’arrête, ils sont tous dans le même style …, on voit que le peuple est moins imbécile que nos chers politiciens.