Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2016, British Columbia

This page contains statistics on International trade of culture products across British Columbia. 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 British Columbia 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, British Columbia: Text version

Culture imports

In 2016, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $2.4 million..

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture product)
2010 $1.8 million
2011 $1.8 million
2012 $1.9 million
2013 $2.1 million
2014 $2.3 million
2015 $2.5 million
2016 $2.4 million

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

Top 5 sub-domains – culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Crafts $770 million
Performing arts $293 million
Books $286 million
Multi sub-domain $168 million
Multi $117 million

Culture exports

In 2016, exports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $2.1 million.

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture product)
2010 $1.3 million
2011 $1.5 million
2012 $1.6 million
2013 $1.7 million
2014 $2.0 million
2015 $2.2 million
2016 $2.1 million

The Film and video, Design and Interactive mediaFootnote 2 sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 sub-domains – culture exports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Film and video $998 million
Design $235 million
Interactive Media $139 million
Crafts $136 million
Performing arts $128 million
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