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

Exports In 2020, Canada's Quebec exported C$ 84.2B, making it the 3rd largest exporter out of the 13 exporters in Canada. In 2020 the top exports of Quebec were Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (C$ 4.62B), Aluminium unwrought, not alloyed (C$ 3.98B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate (C$ 3.48B), Aluminium unwrought, alloyed (C$ 2.22B), and Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 1.58B).

Imports In 2020, Canada's Quebec imported C$ 76.5B, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 13 importers in Canada. In 2020 top imports of Quebec were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 3.13B), Aircraft parts nes (C$ 2.7B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines (C$ 2.21B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (C$ 1.82B), and Silver in unwrought forms (C$ 1.55B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Quebec according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Nickel Products (1.19), Newsprint (1.13), Pig Meat (0.81), Wheelchairs (0.81), and Felt (0.78). 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$ 60B

Top Product (2020): Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >..., C$ 4.62B

In 2020 the top export destinations of Quebec were United States (C$ 60B), China (C$ 4.62B), Netherlands (C$ 1.61B), Japan (C$ 1.59B), and France (C$ 1.39B).

In 2020 the top exports of Quebec were Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (C$ 4.62B), Aluminium unwrought, not alloyed (C$ 3.98B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate (C$ 3.48B), Aluminium unwrought, alloyed (C$ 2.22B), and Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 1.58B).

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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$ 24.2B

Top Import (2020): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., C$ 3.13B

In 2020 the top import origins of Quebec were United States (C$ 24.2B), China (C$ 11.4B), Germany (C$ 4.43B), France (C$ 3.33B), and Italy (C$ 2.89B).

In 2020 the top imports of Quebec were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 3.13B), Aircraft parts nes (C$ 2.7B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines (C$ 2.21B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (C$ 1.82B), and Silver in unwrought forms (C$ 1.55B).

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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): 0.026

Quebec ranks 2nd 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.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Quebec it is in position 2nd 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 Quebec already has a comparative advantage, are led by Rough Wood (0.31), Wood Crates (0.3), Crude Petroleum (0.3), Soil Preparation Machinery (0.29), and Fermented Milk Products (0.29).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Quebec according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Nickel Products (1.19), Newsprint (1.13), Pig Meat (0.81), Wheelchairs (0.81), and Felt (0.78). 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 Aircraft Launch Gear (118.4), Chlorates and Perchlorates (34.9), Peat (31.5), Semi chemical Woodpulp (27.8), and Raw Aluminium (23.8).

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