Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Alberta, including export and import data.

Exports In 2020, Canada's Alberta exported C$ 91.5B, making it the 2nd largest exporter out of the 13 exporters in Canada. In 2020 the top exports of Alberta were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 52.5B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 4.03B), Cereals: wheat and meslin, other than... (C$ 2.11B), Ethylene polymers; in primary forms, ethylene-alpha-olefin... (C$ 1.99B), and Oil seeds: low erucic acid rape... (C$ 1.71B).

Imports In 2020, Canada's Alberta imported C$ 24.3B, making it the 4th largest importer out of the 13 importers in Canada. In 2020 top imports of Alberta were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (C$ 4.38B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (C$ 334M), Grape wines nes, fortified wine or... (C$ 329M), Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances,... (C$ 294M), and Commodities not specified according to kind (C$ 236M).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Alberta according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Nickel Powder (0.72), Animal Fat (0.53), Acyclic Hydrocarbons (0.44), Rapeseed Oil (0.24), and Particle Board (0.21). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2020): United States, C$ 77.5B

Top Product (2020): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., C$ 52.5B

In 2020 the top export destinations of Alberta were United States (C$ 77.5B), China (C$ 4.52B), Japan (C$ 2.02B), Mexico (C$ 826M), and South Korea (C$ 571M).

In 2020 the top exports of Alberta were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 52.5B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 4.03B), Cereals: wheat and meslin, other than... (C$ 2.11B), Ethylene polymers; in primary forms, ethylene-alpha-olefin... (C$ 1.99B), and Oil seeds: low erucic acid rape... (C$ 1.71B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Jun 2020 - Jun 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Jun 2020 - Jun 2021)

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Top Origin (2020): United States, C$ 14.5B

Top Import (2020): Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles, C$ 4.38B

In 2020 the top import origins of Alberta were United States (C$ 14.5B), China (C$ 3.42B), Mexico (C$ 1.38B), Germany (C$ 571M), and Italy (C$ 369M).

In 2020 the top imports of Alberta were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (C$ 4.38B), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (C$ 334M), Grape wines nes, fortified wine or... (C$ 329M), Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances,... (C$ 294M), and Commodities not specified according to kind (C$ 236M).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Jun 2020 - Jun 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Jun 2020 - Jun 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Canada

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Economic Complexity (2020): -0.38

Alberta ranks 7th out of the 13 provinces in Canada according to ECI.

The Economic Complexity Index, or ECI, is a measure of an economy’s capacity which can be inferred from data connecting locations to the activities that are present in them. For more info about Economic Complexity, visit the Economic Complexity page.

Estimated using exports data.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Alberta it is in position 7th considering its ECI in the last year.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Alberta already has a comparative advantage, are led by Nickel Mattes (0.13), Soybeans (0.12), Radioactive Chemicals (0.12), Coal Briquettes (0.12), and Raw Aluminium (0.1).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Alberta according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Nickel Powder (0.72), Animal Fat (0.53), Acyclic Hydrocarbons (0.44), Rapeseed Oil (0.24), and Particle Board (0.21). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Semi chemical Woodpulp (35.5), Rapeseed Oil (33.8), Rapeseed (32.6), Particle Board (20.1), and Other Vegetable Residues (18.8).

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since Alberta is more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of  Alberta. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Alberta exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a territory's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.