On 29 August, 2019, Global Affairs Canada released the 20th annual report on Canada’s state of trade. As in previous years, it is a treasure trove of information on Canada’s recent economic performance and trade, all in a global context. It also highlights the trends that are affecting Canada’s comparative economic performance and provides some interesting observations regarding trade diversification and SME performance. This is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada’s economic performance and prospects, where the big opportunities are for Canadian business outside of our borders, and what challenges and opportunities our political leaders should be considering. Read the full report here.