Business in Vancouver: B.C. - Alberta trade relationship worth $30b: study

  • May 16, 2019


“Geography clearly is a factor here, but it is noteworthy that even though Ontario’s economy is two and a half times as large as Alberta’s (and its population is more than three times bigger), the value of B.C.’s exports to Alberta is 1.3 times greater than the value of its exports to Ontario,” BCBC chief economist and report author Ken Peacock wrote in the analysis.

“British Columbia ranks as Alberta’s second largest provincial export market, after Ontario. However, Alberta’s exports to Ontario, in dollar terms, are just 1.7 times its exports to B.C., even though the Ontario economy is roughly three times bigger than the B.C. economy.”

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