Province launches trade strategy, supports more B.C. exports, investment

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Facts about B.C.’s exports
  • A Trade in Services Report has been created through the Trade Diversification Strategy, a first in B.C. to measure services export data.
  • B.C. is the fourth-largest exporter among Canadian provinces and territories.
  • More than half of B.C.’s goods exports go to the United States.
  • B.C. businesses export to more than 170 markets worldwide, with most of that trade with the United States and China.
  • B.C. has a network of trade and investment representatives, who are situated in 19 locations worldwide and are in B.C.’s top export-market destinations.
  • In 2022, B.C. exports were approximately $64.9 billion, an increase of 20.4% compared to 2021 and mostly due to an increase in exports to the U.S., Japan, South Korea and India.
  • B.C. goods export increases from 2021 to 2022 were mainly driven by energy products (+59%), machinery and equipment (+24%) and agriculture and food other than fish (+24%).
  • In 2019, the Government of Canada made a $3-million investment in the Export Navigator program, which expanded the program to support Indigenous-, women- and youth-led businesses in rural communities.