Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Quebec. In October 2022 Quebec was the number 3 in total exports and the number 2 in total imports in Canada.

Exports In 2021, Canada's Quebec exported C$ 98B, making it the 3rd largest exporter out of the 13 exporters in Canada. In 2021 the top exports of Quebec were Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (C$ 5.36B), Aluminium unwrought, not alloyed (C$ 4.64B), Aluminium unwrought, alloyed (C$ 4.24B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate (C$ 4.22B), and Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 2.65B).

Imports In 2021, Canada's Quebec imported C$ 87.5B, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 13 importers in Canada. In 2021 top imports of Quebec were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 4.57B), Other Aircraft parts (C$ 2.76B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines (C$ 2.28B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (C$ 2.18B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (C$ 1.83B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Quebec according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Particle Board (0.2), Alkylbenzenes and Alkylnaphthalenes (0.092), Peat (-0.088), Semi chemical Woodpulp (-0.19), and Copper Wire (-0.46). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2021): United States, C$ 70.7B

Top Product (2021): Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >..., C$ 5.36B

In 2021 the top export destinations of Quebec were United States (C$ 70.7B), China (C$ 4.07B), Japan (C$ 1.8B), Mexico (C$ 1.79B), and France (C$ 1.62B).

In 2021 the top exports of Quebec were Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (C$ 5.36B), Aluminium unwrought, not alloyed (C$ 4.64B), Aluminium unwrought, alloyed (C$ 4.24B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate (C$ 4.22B), and Wood; coniferous species, other than of... (C$ 2.65B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)

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Top Origin (2021): United States, C$ 26.7B

Top Import (2021): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., C$ 4.57B

In 2021 the top import origins of Quebec were United States (C$ 26.7B), China (C$ 12.6B), Germany (C$ 4.59B), France (C$ 3.53B), and Brazil (C$ 3.3B).

In 2021 the top imports of Quebec were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (C$ 4.57B), Other Aircraft parts (C$ 2.76B), Parts of turbo-jet or turbo-propeller engines (C$ 2.28B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (C$ 2.18B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (C$ 1.83B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Quebec

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Economic Complexity (2021): 0.02

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), Crude Petroleum (0.3), Wood Crates (0.3), Cobalt (0.29), and Raw Nickel (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 Particle Board (0.2), Alkylbenzenes and Alkylnaphthalenes (0.092), Peat (-0.088), Semi chemical Woodpulp (-0.19), and Copper Wire (-0.46). 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 (61.2), Chlorates and Perchlorates (32.6), Raw Aluminium (29.7), Semi chemical Woodpulp (26.5), and Aluminium Wire (26.1).

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. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.