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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for British Columbia. In November 2023 British Columbia was the number 4 in total exports and the number 3 in total imports in Canada.

Exports In 2022, Canada's British Columbia exported C$ 64.3B, making it the 4th largest exporter out of the 13 exporters in Canada. In 2022 the top exports of British Columbia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (C$ 11.9B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 7.25B), S-P-F (spruce "Picea spp.", pine "Pinus... (C$ 4.15B), Copper ores and concentrates (C$ 3.73B), and Chem wood pulp, soda or sulphate,... (C$ 2.84B).

Imports In 2022, Canada's British Columbia imported C$ 77.5B, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 13 importers in Canada. In 2022 top imports of British Columbia were Light petroleum distillates nes (C$ 1.9B), Machinery for liquefying air or other... (C$ 1.71B), Electric motor Vehicles (C$ 1.45B), Medium Sized Cars (C$ 1.09B), and Zinc ores and concentrates (C$ 1.01B).

Economic Complexity In 2022, the highest complexity exports of British Columbia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Micro-Organism Culture Preparations (1.27), Other Paper Machinery (1.24), Fairground Amusements (1.02), Copper Powder (0.87), Newsprint (0.87), Hydrometers (0.7), Coated Textile Fabric (0.66), Insulating Glass (0.66), Weapons Parts and Accessories (0.54), and Plastic Wash Basins (0.49). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Historical Data

Yearly Exports

Color
Depth
Top Destination (2022)United StatesC$ 36.8B
Top Product (2022)Bituminous coal, not agglomeratedC$ 11.9B

In 2022 the top export destinations of British Columbia were United States (C$ 36.8B), China (C$ 8.47B), Japan (C$ 6.01B), South Korea (C$ 4.09B), and India (C$ 1.56B).

In 2022 the top exports of British Columbia were Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (C$ 11.9B), Natural gas in gaseous state (C$ 7.25B), S-P-F (spruce "Picea spp.", pine "Pinus... (C$ 4.15B), Copper ores and concentrates (C$ 3.73B), and Chem wood pulp, soda or sulphate,... (C$ 2.84B).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Japan C$ 204M (50.5%)
China C$ 174M (36.3%)
Netherlands C$ 128M (1.09k%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
United States C$ -384M (-13.6%)
United Kingdom C$ -22M (-53.5%)
Indonesia C$ -18.4M (-74.9%)

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Yearly Imports

Color
Depth
Top Origin (2022)United StatesC$ 26.6B
Top Import (2022)Light petroleum distillates nesC$ 1.9B

In 2022 the top import origins of British Columbia were United States (C$ 26.6B), China (C$ 21.7B), Japan (C$ 3.37B), Vietnam (C$ 3.23B), and Mexico (C$ 2.73B).

In 2022 the top imports of British Columbia were Light petroleum distillates nes (C$ 1.9B), Machinery for liquefying air or other... (C$ 1.71B), Electric motor Vehicles (C$ 1.45B), Medium Sized Cars (C$ 1.09B), and Zinc ores and concentrates (C$ 1.01B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Japan C$ 39.5M (13.7%)
Brazil C$ 19.4M (75.7%)
Belgium C$ 15.3M (157%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Italy C$ -119M (-57.6%)
Taiwan C$ -57.5M (-32.9%)
United States C$ -39M (-1.93%)

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Economic Complexity

Economic Complexity of British Columbia

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Economic Complexity (2022)-0.18

British Columbia ranks 4th 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. British Columbia it is in position 4th considering its ECI in the last year.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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 (0.22), Raw Furskins (0.2), Fish oil (0.2), Processed Cereals (0.2), and Peat (0.2).

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Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of British Columbia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Micro-Organism Culture Preparations (1.27), Other Paper Machinery (1.24), Fairground Amusements (1.02), Copper Powder (0.87), Newsprint (0.87), Hydrometers (0.7), Coated Textile Fabric (0.66), Insulating Glass (0.66), Weapons Parts and Accessories (0.54), and Plastic Wash Basins (0.49). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Bovine, Sheep, and Goat Fat (75.60), Semi chemical Woodpulp (51.26), Sawn Wood (48.89), Veneer Sheets (30.64), and Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp (28.81).

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Product Space

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.

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Relatedness Space

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.

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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. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.

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