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
$7,395.0 16%
  1. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm
$6,454.7 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)
$2,592.2 6%
Total $46,504.4 100%

Top five Canadian exports to world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$86,668.2 16%
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$51,734.4 10%
  1. Gold
$15,863.9 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$15,764.7 3%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$13,873.5 3%
Total $538,112.9 100%

Top five Canadian imports from world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$38,787.2 7%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$26,124.2 4%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$21,847.2 4%
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$19,362.3 3%
  1. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
$18,193.5 3%
Total $595,861.2 100%

Provincial distribution of exports to world, 2018

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Ontario
$202,228.1 37.6%
  1. Alberta
$117,596.8 21.9%
  1. Quebec
$90,136.9 16.8%
  1. British Columbia
$46,504.4 8.6%
  1. Saskatchewan
$30,609.7 5.7%
  1. Manitoba
$15,498.6 2.9%
  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
$12,924.3 2.4%
  1. New Brunswick
$12,621.3 2.3%
  1. Nova Scotia
$5,724.7 1.1%
  1. Northwest Territories
$2,096.6 0.4%
  1. Prince Edward Island
$1,384.8 0.3%
  1. Nunavut
$706.7 0.1%
  1. Yukon
$80.0 0%
Canada Total $538,112.9 100%

Data source: Statistics Canada

Last updated: May 17, 2019