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
$6,642.3 15%
  1. Coal and solid fuels manufactured from coal
$6,548.5 15%
  1. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades
$3,110.0 7%
  1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas)
$2,875.3 7%
  1. Copper ores and concentrates
$2,638.8 6%
Total $43,801.2 100%

Top five Canadian exports to world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$70,082.8 14%
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$59,129.1 12%
  1. Gold
$17,131.2 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$14,674.8 3%
  1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including natural gas)
$13,356.0 3%
Total $501,424.6 100%

Top five Canadian imports from world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than buses/public transport)
$37,204.3 7%
  1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and engines)
$26,637.5 5%
  1. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
$20,552.5 4%
  1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals
$16,545.7 3%
  1. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude
$15,945.4 3%
Total $561,021.7 100%

Provincial distribution of exports to world, 2017

Commodity CDN $Millions Share of Total
  1. Ontario
$199,673.5 39.8%
  1. Alberta
$100,204.7 20.0%
  1. Quebec
$83,236.8 16.6%
  1. British Columbia
$43,801.2 8.7%
  1. Saskatchewan
$28,876.1 5.8%
  1. Manitoba
$13,830.6 2.8%
  1. New Brunswick
$12,817.5 2.6%
  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
$10,161.6 2.0%
  1. Nova Scotia
$5,423.8 1.1%
  1. Northwest Territories
$1,705.0 0.3%
  1. Prince Edward Island
$1,318.2 0.3%
  1. Nunavut
$267.5 0.1%
  1. Yukon
$108.1 0%
Canada Total $501,424.6 100%

Data source: Statistics Canada

Last updated: February 27, 2018