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                                                                               Share of
Top 5 BC Origin Exports to the United States, 2008             Cdn $Millions      total                             BC Origin Exports to the United States
1. Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances And
                                                                   $4,264.8       24%
Mineral Waxes                                                                                $Millions                    BC Exports              BC share of Canada Exports                 Percent
                                                                                               25,000                                                                                           8.0
2. Wood And Articles Of Wood                                       $3,378.9       19%
3. Paper, Paperboard And Articles Made From These                                                                                                                                                7.0
                                                                   $1,284.6        7%          20,000
Materials                                                                                                                                                                                        6.0
4. Machinery And Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear
                                                                     $982.8        6%
Reactors, Boilers                                                                              15,000                                                                                            5.0
5. Pulp Of Wood And The Like; Waste And Scrap Of Paper
                                                                     $835.4        5%                                                                                                            4.0
Or Paperboard
Total                                                             $17,612.7      100%          10,000                                                                                            3.0
                                                                             Share of                                                                                                            2.0
Top 5 Canadian Exports to the United States, 2008              Cdn $Millions    total            5,000
1. Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances And                                                                                                                                        1.0
                                                                 $123,636.8       35%
Mineral Waxes
2. Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles And Other                                            0                                                                                        0.0
                                                                  $50,393.2       14%
Similar Vehicles                                                                                             1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3. Machinery And Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear                                                  Note: Exports exclude re-exports                                                          BC Stats
                                                                  $22,732.3        6%
Reactors, Boilers
4. Plastics And Articles Thereof                                  $11,477.7        3%
                                                                                                  Canada's Balance of Trade in Goods with the United States
5. Electrical Or Electronic Machinery And Equipment               $11,307.7        3%        $Billions                           Exports          Imports           Balance of Trade
Total                                                           $353,630.9       100%          400.0

Top 5 Canadian Imports from the United States,                             Share of            350.0
2008                                                         Cdn $Millions    total
                                                                                               300.0
1. Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles And Other
                                                               $43,800.4      19%
Similar Vehicles                                                                               250.0
2. Machinery And Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear
                                                               $35,572.0      16%              200.0
Reactors, Boilers
3. Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances And
                                                               $16,880.1       7%              150.0
Mineral Waxes
                                                                                               100.0
4. Electrical Or Electronic Machinery And Equipment               $14,844.2        7%
                                                                                                50.0
5. Plastics And Articles Thereof                                  $11,072.0        5%
                                                                                                  0.0
Total                                                           $226,901.8       100%
                                                                                                            1998   1999   2000      2001   2002     2003     2004   2005     2006    2007     2008
Top 5 Exports from the United States to the Rest of                          Share of            Note: Exports include re-exports                                                          BC Stats
the World, 2008                                                 US $Millions    total
1. Machinery And Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear
                                                                 $183,810.1       16%
Reactors, Boilers                                                                                Canada's Balance of Trade in Services with the United States
2. Electrical Or Electronic Machinery And Equipment              $111,817.0       10%        $Billions                           Exports           Imports           Balance of Trade
3. Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles And Other                                    50.0
                                                                 $103,410.8        9%
Similar Vehicles
4. Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances And                                       40.0
                                                                  $76,019.2        6%
Mineral Waxes
                                                                                                30.0
5. Aircraft And Spacecraft And Parts Thereof                      $69,850.1        6%
                                                                                                20.0
Total                                                          $1,169,821.3      100%
Data source: US Bureau of the Census                                                            10.0
Top 5 Imports into the United States from the Rest                           Share of
of the World, 2008                                              US $Millions    total            0.0
1. Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances And
                                                                 $487,997.6       23%
Mineral Waxes                                                                                  -10.0
2. Electrical Or Electronic Machinery And Equipment              $251,663.3       12%          -20.0
3. Machinery And Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear                                                             1996   1997   1998      1999   2000     2001     2002   2003     2004     2005    2006
                                                               $248,975.1         12%
Reactors, Boilers                                                                                                                                                                           BC Stats
4. Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles And Other
                                                               $195,073.3          9%
Similar Vehicles
5. Optical, Medical , Photographic, Scientific And Technical
                                                                $57,272.0          3%
Instrumentation
Total                                                        $2,100,141.2        100%
Data source: US Bureau of the Census
Provincial Distribution of Exports to the United                             Share of
States, 2008                                                   Cdn $Millions    total              How important is the United States to BC and Canada?
1. Ontario                                                      $133,662.7 37.8%                   The United States ranked #1 as a destination for BC origin exports in 2008 with
2. Alberta                                                       $95,945.4 27.1%                   53.1% of BC's commodity exports shipped there. It was ranked #1 as a
3. Quebec                                                        $51,201.7 14.5%                   destination for Canadian exports with 77.6% of Canadian goods exports
4. Saskatchewan                                                  $19,948.5     5.6%                shipped there and #1 as a source of imports into Canada with 52.4% of
5. British Columbia                                             $17,612.7     5.0%                 Canadian imports originating from the United States.
6. New Brunswick                                                 $10,566.4     3.0%
7. Newfoundland & Labrador                                       $10,527.9     3.0%
8. Manitoba                                                        $8,877.5    2.5%                How important is Canada to the United States?
9. Nova Scotia                                                     $4,504.6    1.3%                Canada was the source of approximately 16.0% of imports into the United States
10. Prince Edward Island                                             $636.8    0.2%                in 2008. Approximately 19.0% of exports from the United States were destined for
11. Yukon                                                            $128.2    0.0%                Canada in that year.
12. Northwest Territories                                             $17.9    0.0%
13. Nunavut                                                             $0.6   0.0%
Canada Total                                                    $353,630.9 100.0%                                                          Unless otherwise indicated, data source is Statistics Canada


BC Stats                                                                              www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca                                                                                    24/03/2009
 THE UNITED STATES
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The United States General Information
                                                                                                  Year-Over-Year % Growth in GDP of the United States
Population                                         303,824,640      (2008)
Annual Population Growth Rate                             0.9%      (2008)             % Change
                                                                                        5.0
GDP (US$)*                                        $14.58 trillion   (2008)
Per Capita GDP (US$)*                                  $48,000      (2008)              4.5
GDP Real Growth                                           1.4%      (2008)              4.0
*Purchasing Power Parity                                                                3.5
Source: CIA                                                                             3.0
                                                                                        2.5
   BC's High Technology Trade with the United States (Cdn$ Millions)                    2.0
                                                                                        1.5
                Domestic
Year                               Re-Exports      Imports             Trade Balance    1.0
                 Exports                                                                0.5
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              1997         1998     1999    2000     2001    2002    2003    2004   2005   2006     2007
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 the 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 the United States (Cdn$ Millions)

            Canadian Direct Investment in the    Direct Investment in Canada by          2,000
Year
                     United States                       the United States
1998                    $133,267                             $146,893                    1,500
1999                    $151,775                             $176,045
2000                    $177,943                             $193,651                    1,000
2001                    $188,481                             $219,927
2002                    $199,992                             $231,566                      500
2003                    $169,605                             $238,057
2004                    $198,460                             $243,328                         0
2005                    $202,670                             $248,475                               1998    1999    2000     2001    2002    2003    2004   2005   2006   2007     2008
2006                    $230,405                             $267,237                  Source: Statistics Canada                                                                 BC Stats
2007                    $226,147                             $288,631
Source: Statistics Canada


   Travellers from the United States Entering Canada Through BC and
                Immigration to BC from the United States                                 Travellers from the United States Entering Canada Through BC
Year                Travellers (Persons)             Immigrants (Persons)
                                                                                       Thousands
1999                        6,861,680                         1,104                      8,000
2000                        7,005,961                         1,090
                                                                                         7,000
2001                        6,894,518                         1,083
2002                        6,595,886                         1,020                      6,000
2003                        6,137,440                         1,162
                                                                                         5,000
2004                        6,039,095                         1,496
2005                        5,750,955                         1,955                      4,000
2006                        5,379,803                         2,437
                                                                                         3,000
2007                        5,061,984                         2,633
2008                        4,475,512                         2,642                      2,000
Source: Statistics Canada                                                                1,000
                                                                                              0
                                                                                                   1998    1999     2000     2001    2002    2003    2004   2005   2006   2007     2008
                                                                                       Source: Statistics Canada                                                                 BC Stats




BC Stats                                                                       www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca                                                                       24/03/2009