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					                                                                                                                                                           FRANCE
                                                                               Share of
Top 5 BC Origin Exports to France, 2010                        Cdn $Millions      total                               BC Origin Exports to France
1. Coal and solid fuels manufactured from coal                        $29.3       30%
                                                                                          $Millions                   BC Exports               BC share of Canada Exports               Percent
2. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm                              $20.2       21%      250                                                                                             14.0

3. Composite diagnostic/laboratory reagents, nes (excl.                                                                                                                                     12.0
                                                                       $6.8        7%       200
those from blood, antisera and microbes)
                                                                                                                                                                                            10.0
4. Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets             $3.6        4%
                                                                                            150                                                                                             8.0
5. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than
                                                                       $2.4        2%
dissolving grades
                                                                                                                                                                                            6.0
Total                                                                 $98.7      100%       100
                                                                               Share of                                                                                                     4.0
Top 5 Canadian Exports to France, 2010                         Cdn $Millions      total      50
                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0
1. Iron ores and concentrates                                        $267.9       13%
                                                                                               0                                                                                            0.0
2. Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines               $264.2       13%                 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
3. Parts of helicopters, airplanes, balloons, dirigibles and                                  Note: Exports exclude re-exports                                                        BC Stats
                                                                     $191.6        9%
spacecraft
4. Blood and blood preparations                                      $125.2        6%
                                                                                                        Canada's Balance of Trade in Goods with France
5. Transmission shafts and cranks, bearing housing;
                                                                      $54.8        3%     $Billions
gearing; flywheels and pulleys                                                                                               Exports           Imports             Balance of Trade
Total                                                              $2,074.8      100%           8.0

                                                                               Share of       6.0
Top 5 Canadian Imports from France, 2010                       Cdn $Millions      total
1. Medicaments, put up in measured doses or packed for                                        4.0
                                                                     $686.1       13%
retail use
                                                                                              2.0
2. Helicopters, airplanes and spacecraft                             $625.0       12%
                                                                                              0.0
3. Grape wines (non aromatic) and grape must                         $385.4        7%
                                                                                              -2.0
4. Blood and blood preparations                                      $154.7        3%
                                                                                              -4.0
5. Beauty or make-up preparations                                    $136.2        3%
                                                                                              -6.0
Total                                                              $5,426.9      100%
                                                                                                       2000   2001   2002       2003   2004     2005     2006     2007   2008    2009     2010
Top 5 Exports from France to the Rest of the World,                          Share of        Note: Exports include re-exports                                                         BC Stats
2009                                                            US $Millions    total
1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc                      $55,984.6       12%
                                                                                                       Canada's Balance of Trade in Services with France
2. Vehicles other than railway, tramway                           $42,737.5        9%     $Billions                         Exports           Imports             Balance of Trade
                                                                                             3.0
3. Electrical, electronic equipment                               $38,305.9        8%
                                                                                             2.5
4. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof                        $34,546.6        7%
                                                                                             2.0
5. Pharmaceutical products                                        $33,291.7        7%        1.5
Total                                                           $464,112.8       100%
                                                                                             1.0
Data Source: OECD
Top 5 Imports into France from the Rest of the                                 Share of      0.5
World, 2009                                                     US $Millions      total
                                                                                             0.0
1. Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc                $71,975.4       13%
                                                                                            -0.5
2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc                      $64,003.5       12%       -1.0
                                                                                                      1998    1999   2000     2001     2002    2003      2004    2005    2006    2007     2008
3. Vehicles other than railway, tramway                           $53,143.4       10%
                                                                                                                                                                                      BC Stats

4. Electrical, electronic equipment                               $47,643.7        9%

5. Pharmaceutical products                                        $24,457.9        5%
Total                                                           $540,502.3       100%
Data Source: OECD
                                                                             Share of
Provincial Distribution of Exports to France, 2010             Cdn $Millions     total         How important is France to BC and Canada?
1. Quebec                                                            $977.4 47.1%              France ranked #21 as a destination for BC origin exports in 2010 with
2. Ontario                                                           $712.8 34.4%              0.3% of BC's commodity exports shipped there. It was ranked #12 as a
3. British Columbia                                                  $98.8     4.8%            destination for Canadian exports with 0.6% of Canadian goods exports
4. Nova Scotia                                                        $78.1     3.8%           shipped there and #8 as a source of imports into Canada with 1.3% of
5. Alberta                                                            $70.0     3.4%           Canadian imports originating from France.
6. Newfoundland & Lab.                                                $69.3     3.3%
7. Manitoba                                                           $36.6     1.8%
8. Saskatchewan                                                       $14.2     0.7%           How important is Canada to France?
9. Prince Edward Is.                                                   $8.9
                                                                       $        0.4%                                     pp         y            p
                                                                                               Canada was the source of approximately 0.5% of imports into France
10. New Brunswick                                                      $8.6     0.4%           in 2009. Approximately 1.2% of exports from France were destined for
11. Nunavut                                                            $0.2     0.0%           Canada in that year.
12. Northwest Terr.                                                    $0.2     0.0%
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13. Yukon                                                              $0.0     0.0%
Canada Total                                                       $2,075.0 100.0%                                                     Unless otherwise indicated, data source is Statistics Canada
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France General Information
                                                                                                             Year-Over-Year % Growth in GDP of France
Population                                           65,312,249      (2011)
                                                                                           % Change
Annual Population Growth Rate                              0.5%      (2011)
                                                                                             5.0
GDP (US$)*                                         $2.145 trillion   (2010)
Per Capita GDP (US$)*                                   $33,100      (2010)                   4.0
GDP Real Growth                                            1.5%      (2010)
                                                                                              3.0
*Purchasing Power Parity
Source: CIA                                                                                   2.0
                                                                                              1.0
          BC's High Technology Trade with France (Cdn$ Millions)                              0.0

                Domestic                                                                     -1.0
Year                                 Re-Exports     Imports            Trade Balance
                 Exports                                                                     -2.0
1999              $6.7                 $8.9          $333.2              -$317.6
                                                                                             -3.0
2000              $1.5                 $15.8         $120.8              -$103.5
2001              $5.3                 $0.6          $441.8              -$435.9                     2000     2001     2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009     2010
2002              $4.0                 $1.3          $316.4              -$311.1
2003              $4.7                 $0.4          $128.7              -$123.5           Source: International Monetary Fund                                                  BC Stats
2004              $9.5                 $3.4           $80.7               -$67.8
2005              $7.9                 $2.0           $51.9               -$42.1
2006              $5.9                 $23.5          $67.0               -$37.6
2007              $5.0                 $0.9           $68.1               -$62.2                                       Immigrants to BC from France
2008              $6.5                 $1.0           $77.9               -$70.5           Persons
Source: BC Stats                                                                             300

                                                                                              250
        Canada's Investment Position with France (Cdn$ Millions)

              Canadian Direct Investment in       Direct Investment in Canada by              200
Year
                         France                                France
2001                     $3,834                               $31,477                         150
2002                     $4,552                               $31,631
2003                    $11,772                               $36,200                         100
2004                    $14,265                               $33,419
2005                    $14,637                               $28,293                          50
2006                    $16,317                               $17,181
2007                    $15,122
                        $15 122                               $17,237
                                                              $17 237                            0
2008                    $17,105                               $16,863                                 2000    2001     2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009     2010
2009                    $15,688                               $17,707
                                                                                           Source: Statistics Canada                                                       BC Stats
2010                     $8,758                               $19,032
Source: Statistics Canada


 Travellers from France Entering Canada Through BC and Immigration
                          to BC from France                                                          Travellers from France Entering Canada Through BC
Year                Travellers (Persons)              Immigrants (Persons)
                                                                                           Thousands
2001                        15,349                              94                            30
2002                        12,945                              83
2003                        11,985                              62                             25
2004                        14,715                              92
2005                        16,612                              93                             20
2006                        17,013                              135
2007                        18,317                              143                            15
2008                        22,176                              178
2009                        22,370                              263                            10
2010                        26,815                              170
Source: Statistics Canada
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                                                                                                     2000     2001     2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009     2010
                                                                                           Source: Statistics Canada
                                                                                           Sourc                                                                               BC Stats




BC Stats                                                                           www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca                                                                 2011-06-27

				
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