Country Trade Profiles

Aggregate Data for B.C. and Canada

Top Five B.C. Origin Exports to World, 2016

Commodity Cdn $Millions Share of Total
1. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm $6,942.1 18%
2. Coal and solid fuels manufactured from coal $4,212.0 11%
3. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades $2,743.1 7%
4. Copper ores and concentrates $2,729.5 7%
5. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas) $2,006.9 5%
Total $39,435.5 100%

Top Five Canadian Exports to World, 2016

Commodity Cdn $Millions Share of Total
1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport) $63,301.7 13%
2. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals $52,353.0 11%
3. Gold $16,477.7 4%
4. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines) $13,335.8 3%
5. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude $10,720.1 2%
Total $469,176.8 100%

Top Five Canadian Imports from World, 2016

Commodity Cdn $Millions Share of Total
1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport) $34,986.9 7%
2. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines) $27,220.9 5%
3. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods $17,210.1 3%
4. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude $14,625.7 3%
5. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals $14,452.9 3%
Total $533,313.1 100%

Provincial Distribution of Exports to World, 2016

Commodity Cdn $Millions Share of Total
1. Ontario $205,398.9 43.8%
2. Alberta $79,133.6 16.9%
3. Quebec $78,538.4 16.7%
4. British Columbia $39,011.2 8.3%
5. Saskatchewan $26,416.4 5.6%
6. Manitoba $13,485.3 2.9%
7. New Brunswick $10,642.1 2.3%
8. Newfoundland & Labrador $8,395.7 1.8%
9. Nova Scotia $5,228.5 1.1%
10. Prince Edward Island $1,439.3 0.3%
11. Northwest Territories $1,256.2 0.3%
12. Yukon $220.1 0%
13. Nunavut $11.1 0%
Canada Total $469,176.8 100%

Data source: Statistics Canada

Last updated: July 20, 2017