British Columbia (B.C.) is the third largest Canadian province by population and fourth largest provincial economy. Like other provinces in the Canadian federation, B.C. consists of both private and public institutions. However, as Canada’s westernmost province, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, B.C. has unique economic characteristics that distinguish it from much of the rest of Canada.
The B.C. government pursues strategic opportunities to promote British Columbia internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business. This is done by delivering services that accelerate British Columbia’s exports, attract
strategic investments, establish international offices, develop international partnerships, increase awareness of its competitive advantages, and negotiate agreements that eliminate barriers to trade.
Main Production Sector and Useful Links
The main production sectors include Agriculture, Construction, Television, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Forestry, High Technology, British Columbia shipped US$33.6 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2019. That dollar amount represents a -8.3% drop from 2018 to 2019 but a 17.9% increase since 2015.
British Columbia ranks as Canada’s fourth-biggest exporter by province or territory behind the front-running provinces Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. The value of British Columbia’s exports equals 7.5% of Canada’s overall exported products for 2019.Manufacturing, Mining, Tourism. Find analytical reports and statistics for major B.C. industries here. BC’s manufacturing sector holds fourth place, in terms of leading manufacturing output in Canada. . Top manufactured products in BC include wood, paper, and food products.
Statistics Canada, Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and Territory.
Government of Canada, Trade Data Online, Total exports, Distribution by Province.
International Trade Centre, Trade Map.
Statistics Canada, Population by year, by province and territory.
Trade Data – Province of British Columbia