Country Trade Profiles

Aggregate Data for B.C. & Canada

Top five B.C. origin exports to world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm
$6,643.3 15%
  1. Coal and solid fuels manufactured from coal
$6,616.4 15%
  1. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades
$3,110.1 7%
  1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas)
$2,803.7 6%
  1. Copper ores and concentrates
$2,638.8 6%
Total $43,290.0 100%

Top five Canadian exports to world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$70,127.8 14%
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$58,191.7 12%
  1. Gold
$17,131.3 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$14,687.2 3%
  1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas)
$13,209.8 3%
Total $500,892.5 100%

Top five Canadian imports from world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$37,254.9 7%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$26,633.7 5%
  1. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
$20,614.7 4%
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$16,591.0 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$15,947.8 3%
Total $561,386.3 100%

Provincial distribution of exports to world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Ontario
$199,308.7 39.8%
  1. Alberta
$100,929.7 20.1%
  1. Quebec
$83,195.3 16.6%
  1. British Columbia
$43,290.0 8.6%
  1. Saskatchewan
$28,224.3 5.6%
  1. Manitoba
$13,810.2 2.8%
  1. New Brunswick
$12,856.8 2.6%
  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
$10,149.1 2.0%
  1. Nova Scotia
$5,348.0 1.1%
  1. Northwest Territories
$2,026.7 0.4%
  1. Prince Edward Island
$1,318.2 0.3%
  1. Nunavut
$327.2 0.1%
  1. Yukon
$108.1 0%
Canada Total $500,892.5 100%

Data source: Statistics Canada

Last updated: November 5, 2018