Country Trade Profiles

Aggregate Data for B.C. & Canada

Top five B.C. origin exports to world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Coal and solid fuels manufactured from coal
$7,395.7 16%
  1. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm
$6,454.0 14%
  1. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades
$3,865.1 8%
  1. Copper ores and concentrates
$2,892.1 6%
  1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas)
$2,545.9 5%
Total $46,420.0 100%

Top five Canadian exports to world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$86,652.3 16%
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$51,731.1 10%
  1. Gold
$15,863.9 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$15,782.2 3%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$13,882.3 3%
Total $537,037.1 100%

Top five Canadian imports from world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$38,775.2 7%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$26,118.2 4%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$21,823.6 4%
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$18,441.1 3%
  1. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
$18,191.5 3%
Total $594,700.2 100%

Provincial distribution of exports to world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Ontario
$202,067.7 37.6%
  1. Alberta
$116,643.1 21.7%
  1. Quebec
$90,115.2 16.8%
  1. British Columbia
$46,420.0 8.6%
  1. Saskatchewan
$31,123.8 5.8%
  1. Manitoba
$15,363.6 2,9%
  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
$12,993.8 2.4%
  1. New Brunswick
$12,603.2 2.3%
  1. Nova Scotia
$5,722.8 1.1%
  1. Northwest Territories
$1,812.3 0.3%
  1. Prince Edward Island
$1,384.8 0.3%
  1. Nunavut
$706.8 0.1%
  1. Yukon
$79.9 0%
Canada Total $537,037.1 100%

Data source: Statistics Canada

Last updated: March 13, 2019