Statistics Canada Releases Updated Data from Trade of Culture and Sport Products

Rihanna and Freddie Highmore star in  Bates Motel , which was filmed in British Columbia. Film and video products were responsible for $1.2 billion worth of BC’s culture exports in 2017. | Image: A&E.

Rihanna and Freddie Highmore star in Bates Motel, which was filmed in British Columbia. Film and video products were responsible for $1.2 billion worth of BC’s culture exports in 2017. | Image: A&E.

Statistics Canada has published new data from the Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), for the period of 2010 to 2017. This includes new data for the Province of British Columbia, illustrated in the infographic below. Among the highlights:

  • From 2010 to 2017, the value of culture exports from Canada increased by 39.7%, to a total of $15.7 billion in 2017. BC was responsible for $2.4 billion of that number.

  • The United States remained Canada’s most important culture trade partner: in 2017, Canada exported $9.5 billion of culture products (a growth of 36.8% from 2010).

  • Nationally, the Crafts domain represented the most export value at $4.2 billion in 2017. In BC, Film and video were responsible for $1.2B worth of exports, making them the province’s most valuable culture export by far.

The Statistics Canada website has been updated with the full data, which you can find here.

National data,  Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), 2017 . | Image: Statistics Canada.

National data, Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), 2017. | Image: Statistics Canada.

Provincial Data,  Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), 2017 . | Image: Statistics Canada.

Provincial Data, Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), 2017. | Image: Statistics Canada.

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