Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2016, Alberta

This page contains statistics on International trade of culture products across Alberta. This information could help point you to a foreign market to sell your creative product as you look to expand your business abroad.

Image of a map of Alberta with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing culture imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing culture exports).
Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016, Alberta: Text version

Culture imports

In 2016, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $2.88 billion.

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture product)
2010 $2.0 billion
2011 $2.1 billion
2012 $2.4 billion
2013 $2.6 billion
2014 $2.8 billion
2015 $2.9 billion
2016 $2.8 billion

The CraftsFootnote 2, Books and interactive media sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Crafts $795 million
Books $295 million
Interactive media $225 million
Film and video $186 million
Periodical $155 million

Culture exports

In 2016, exports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $778 million.

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture product)
2010 $407 million
2011 $418 million
2012 $421 million
2013 $686 million
2014 $691 million
2015 $750 million
2016 $778 million

The CraftsFootnote 2, interactive media and Design sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 sub-domains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2016
Crafts $226 million
Interactive media $85 million
Design $79 million
Performing arts $69 million
Film and video $57 million
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