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					                                                                                                                       UNITED STATES
                                                                            Share of
Top 5 BC Origin Exports to United States, 2009              Cdn $Millions      total                            BC Origin Exports to United States
1. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including
                                                                $1,872.4       15%
natural gas)                                                                              $Millions                   BC Exports               BC share of Canada Exports               Percent
                                                                                          25,000                                                                                            8.0
2. Lumber, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm                        $1,545.9       12%
3. Uncoated paper and paperboard for writing, printing or                                                                                                                                   7.0
                                                                  $550.6        4%        20,000
graphic uses                                                                                                                                                                                6.0
4. Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than
                                                                  $495.4        4%
dissolving grades                                                                         15,000                                                                                            5.0
5. Fresh or chilled fish, excluding fish fillets                  $371.1        3%                                                                                                          4.0
Total                                                          $12,820.0      100%        10,000                                                                                            3.0
                                                                          Share of                                                                                                          2.0
Top 5 Canadian Exports to United States, 2009               Cdn $Millions    total         5,000
1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from                                                                                                                                              1.0
                                                               $42,325.2       17%
bituminous minerals
                                                                                               0                                                                                            0.0
2. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than
                                                               $25,750.1       10%                    1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
buses/public transport)
3. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including                                        Note: Exports exclude re-exports                                                       BC Stats
                                                               $17,649.1        7%
natural gas)
4. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous
                                                               $10,204.2        4%
minerals other than crude                                                                          Canada's Balance of Trade in Goods with United States
5. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and
                                                                $6,018.1        2%        $Billions
engines)                                                                                                                    Exports            Imports           Balance of Trade
Total                                                        $250,111.2       100%         400.0

                                                                            Share of        350.0
Top 5 Canadian Imports from United States, 2009             Cdn $Millions      total
                                                                                            300.0
1. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and
                                                               $11,079.7        6%
engines)                                                                                    250.0
2. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than
                                                                $9,386.7        5%          200.0
buses/public transport)
3. Motor vehicles for the transport of goods                    $7,333.0        4%          150.0

                                                                                            100.0
4. Postal Services and Courier                                  $3,664.8        2%
                                                                                             50.0
5. Liquefied petroleum or hydrocarbon gases (including
                                                                $3,386.1        2%
natural gas)                                                                                  0.0
Total                                                        $186,526.9       100%
                                                                                                      1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Top 5 Exports from United States to the Rest of the                       Share of           Note: Exports include re-exports                                                         BC Stats
World, 2009                                                  US $Millions    total
1. Civilian aircraft, engines, equipment and parts             $69,992.3        8%
                                                                                               Canada's Balance of Trade in Services with United States
2. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous
                                                               $36,463.5        4%        $Billions
minerals other than crude                                                                                                  Exports            Imports           Balance of Trade
3. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than                                      60.0
                                                               $26,421.7        3%
buses/public transport)
                                                                                            50.0
4. Estimated low value shipments                               $23,811.0        3%
                                                                                            40.0
5. Motor vehicle parts (excluding body, chassis and
                                                               $21,795.1        2%          30.0
engines)
Total                                                        $931,747.7       100%
                                                                                            20.0
Data source: US Bureau of the Census
Top 5 Imports into United States from the Rest of                         Share of          10.0
the World, 2009                                              US $Millions    total
                                                                                             0.0
1. Crude petroleum oils and oils obtained from
                                                             $194,390.0        13%
bituminous minerals                                                                        -10.0
2. Motor vehicles for passenger transport (other than
                                                               $81,128.2        5%         -20.0
buses/public transport)
3. Telephone sets; other apparatus for                                                                1997   1998   1999     2000     2001     2002      2003   2004    2005     2006    2007
                                                               $58,728.6        4%
transmission/reception of voice/image/data, nes                                                                                                                                       BC Stats
4. Automatic data processing machines; optical readers,
                                                               $53,414.1        3%
machines for transcribing data, etc, nes
5. Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous
                                                               $52,598.8        3%
minerals other than crude
Total                                                       $1,554,626.3      100%
Data source: US Bureau of the Census
Provincial Distribution of Exports to United States,               Share of
2009                                                 Cdn $Millions     total                   How important is United States to BC and Canada?
1. Ontario                                            $100,254.5 40.1%                         United States ranked #1 as a destination for BC origin exports in 2009 with
2. Alberta                                             $58,017.4 23.2%                         51.1% of BC's commodity exports shipped there. It was ranked #1 as a
3. Quebec                                              $40,223.7 16.1%                         destination for Canadian exports with 75.1% of Canadian goods exports
4. Saskatchewan                                        $13,224.6      5.3%                     shipped there and #1 as a source of imports into Canada with 51.2% of
5. British Columbia                                   $12,825.7      5.1%                      Canadian imports originating from United States.
6. New Brunswick                                         $8,548.8     3.4%
7. Manitoba                                              $7,225.0     2.9%
8. Newfoundland & Lab.                                   $5,868.6     2.3%                     How important is Canada to United States?
9. Nova Scotia                                           $3,244.7     1.3%                     Canada was the source of approximately 14.5% of imports into United States
10. Prince Edward Is.                                      $584.7     0.2%                     in 2009. Approximately 18.4% of exports from United States were destined for
11. Yukon                                                  $123.0     0.0%                     Canada in that year.
12. Northwest Terr.                                         $23.2     0.0%
13. Nunavut                                                   $0.6    0.0%
Canada Total                                          $250,164.4 100.0%                                                               Unless otherwise indicated, data source is Statistics Canada

BC Stats                                                                          www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca                                                                                 2010-02-23
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United States General Information
                                                                                                     Year-Over-Year % Growth in GDP of United States
Population                                         307,212,123      (2009)
                                                                                           % Change
Annual Population Growth Rate                             1.0%      (2009)
                                                                                             6.0
GDP (US$)*                                        $14.25 trillion   (2009)
Per Capita GDP (US$)*                                  $46,400      (2009)
                                                                                             5.0
GDP Real Growth                                          -2.4%      (2009)
*Purchasing Power Parity                                                                     4.0
Source: CIA
                                                                                             3.0
       BC's High Technology Trade with United States (Cdn$ Millions)
                                                                                             2.0
               Domestic
Year                               Re-Exports      Imports            Trade Balance          1.0
                Exports
1998            $596.6                  $254.6     $2,281.4            -$1,430.3
                                                                                             0.0
1999            $680.0                  $397.4     $2,369.1            -$1,291.7
2000            $773.0                  $798.9     $2,484.3             -$912.5                     1998    1999      2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007    2008
2001            $596.4                  $271.7     $2,106.7            -$1,238.5
2002            $558.1                  $235.5     $1,897.5            -$1,103.9          Source: International Monetary Fund                                                 BC Stats
2003            $506.6                  $221.5     $1,726.5             -$998.4
2004            $509.2                  $230.8     $1,668.4             -$928.3
2005            $487.1                  $245.7     $1,628.9             -$896.1
2006            $587.8                  $228.8     $1,489.6             -$673.0                                Immigrants to BC from United States
2007            $603.8                  $68.5      $1,610.0             -$937.8           Persons
Source: BC Stats                                                                           3,000

                                                                                           2,500
   Canada's Investment Position with United States (Cdn$ Millions)

             Canadian Direct Investment in       Direct Investment in Canada by            2,000
Year
                    United States                         United States
1999                  $151,775                              $176,045                       1,500
2000                  $177,943                              $193,651
2001                  $188,481                              $219,927                       1,000
2002                  $199,992                              $231,566
2003                  $169,605                              $238,057                         500
2004                  $198,460                              $243,328
2005                  $202,398                              $251,477                           0
2006                  $229,737                              $271,125                                1998    1999      2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007    2008
2007                  $230,558                              $292,698
                                                                                          Source: Statistics Canada                                                       BC Stats
2008                  $310,708                              $293,608
Source: Statistics Canada

    Travellers from United States Entering Canada Through BC and
                 Immigration to BC from United States                                          Travellers from United States Entering Canada Through BC
Year               Travellers (Persons)              Immigrants (Persons)                 Thousands
2000                        7,005,961                         1,020                       8,000
2001                        6,894,518                         1,104
                                                                                           7,000
2002                        6,595,886                         1,090
2003                        6,137,440                         1,083                        6,000
2004                        6,039,095                         1,020
                                                                                           5,000
2005                        5,750,955                         1,162
2006                        5,379,803                         1,496                        4,000
2007                        5,061,984                         1,955
                                                                                           3,000
2008                        4,475,512                         2,437
2009                        4,294,858                         2,633                        2,000
Source: Statistics Canada                                                                  1,000
                                                                                               0
                                                                                                    1999    2000      2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008    2009
                                                                                          Source: Statistics Canada                                                       BC Stats




BC Stats                                                                           www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca                                                                 2010-02-23