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Manufacturing prosperity through trade

November 18, 2016

Vancouver Sun, November 18, 2016

Manufactured goods accounted for two-thirds of the nearly $480 billion in goods Canada exported in 2015. British Columbia represents about seven per cent of the national total, making our province the fourth largest exporter in the country.

“Exports have thrived in Canada for several reasons, including an abundance of natural resources and access to major global markets, including the U.S., Asia and Europe,” writes Andrew Wynn-Williams, vice-president of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters – British Columbia. “The anchor of that trade gateway is the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, which supports nearly 20 per cent of the value of all goods traded in Canada.”

B.C.’s primary exports include wood, paper and food products, and exports to China have quadrupled over the past decade. That growth is due, in large part, to the world-class trade infrastructure that facilitates the economical and efficient movement of goods through our gateway. Read more.

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