British Columbia

Province in Canada

Exports (2019): C$ 43.4B, Rnk 4/13

Top Destination (2019): C$ 22B, United States

Top Export (2019): C$ 6.74B, Bituminous coal, not agglomerated

Imports (2019): C$ 57B, Rnk 3/13

Top Origin (2019): C$ 21.3B, United States

Top Import (2019): C$ 1.65B, Light petroleum distillates nes

Economic Complexity (2019): -0.19, Rnk 4 / 13

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

Exports: In 2019, Canada's British Columbia exported C$ 43.4B, making it the 4th largest exporter out of the 13 exporters in Canada. In 2019 the top exports of British Columbia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (C$ 6.74B), Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 4.73B), Copper ores and concentrates (C$ 2.9B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 2.76B), and Chem wood pulp, soda or sulphate,... (C$ 2.72B).

Imports: In 2019, Canada's British Columbia imported C$ 57B, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 13 importers in Canada. In 2019 top imports of British Columbia were Light petroleum distillates nes (C$ 1.65B), Medium Sized Cars (C$ 1.05B), Zinc ores and concentrates (C$ 754M), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (C$ 518M), and Commodities not specified according to kind (C$ 494M).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of British Columbia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Tool Plates (1.96), Oscilloscopes (1.77), Motor-working Tools (1.55), Metalworking Machine Parts (1.43), and Electric Furnaces (1.4). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2019): United States, C$ 22B

Top Product (2019): Bituminous coal, not agglomerated, C$ 6.74B

In 2019 the top export destinations of British Columbia were United States (C$ 22B), China (C$ 6.48B), Japan (C$ 4.54B), South Korea (C$ 2.64B), and India (C$ 1.58B).

In 2019 the top exports of British Columbia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (C$ 6.74B), Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 4.73B), Copper ores and concentrates (C$ 2.9B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 2.76B), and Chem wood pulp, soda or sulphate,... (C$ 2.72B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Nov 2019 - Nov 2020)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Nov 2019 - Nov 2020)

Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2019): United States, C$ 21.3B

Top Import (2019): Light petroleum distillates nes, C$ 1.65B

In 2019 the top import origins of British Columbia were United States (C$ 21.3B), China (C$ 12.1B), Japan (C$ 3.05B), Mexico (C$ 2.33B), and Vietnam (C$ 1.65B).

In 2019 the top imports of British Columbia were Light petroleum distillates nes (C$ 1.65B), Medium Sized Cars (C$ 1.05B), Zinc ores and concentrates (C$ 754M), Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (C$ 518M), and Commodities not specified according to kind (C$ 494M).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Nov 2019 - Nov 2020)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Nov 2019 - Nov 2020)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Canada

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British Columbia ranks 4th out of the 13 provinces in Canada according to ECI.

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. British Columbia it is in position 4th 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 British Columbia already has a comparative advantage, are led by Crude Petroleum (0.23), Fish Oil (0.21), Potassic Fertilizers (0.21), Other Prepared Meat (0.21), and Barley (0.21).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of British Columbia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Tool Plates (1.96), Oscilloscopes (1.77), Motor-working Tools (1.55), Metalworking Machine Parts (1.43), and Electric Furnaces (1.4). 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 (69.6), Sawn Wood (54.3), Bovine, Sheep, and Goat Fat (45.1), Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp (34.3), and Chlorates and Perchlorates (30.6).

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 British Columbia 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  British Columbia. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that British Columbia 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.