Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2017, 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.

Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2017, British Columbia. Text version below:
Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2017, British Columbia: Text version

Culture imports

In 2017, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $2.5 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture products)
2010 $1.8 billion
2011 $1.8 billion
2012 $1.9 billion
2013 $2.1 billion
2014 $2.3 billion
2015 $2.4 billion
2016 $2.5 billion
2017 $2.5 billion

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

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2017
CraftsFootnote 3 $787.8 million
Books $297.6 million
Performing arts $268.2 million
Multi sub-domain $188.5 million
Film and video $138.3 million

Culture exports

In 2017, exports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $2.4 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture products)
2010 $1.3 billion
2011 $1.5 billion
2012 $1.6 billion
2013 $1.7 billion
2014 $2.0 billion
2015 $2.1 billion
2016 $2.2 billion
2017 $2.4 billion

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

Top 5 subdomains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2017
Film and video $1.2 billion
Design $298.1 million
CraftsFootnote 3 $139.0 million
Performing arts $128.6 million
Interactive media $125.3 million
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