According to B.C. Statistics, exports originating from British Columbia dropped 6.4% in value in 2019, when compared to 2018. Slumping exports of various wood products accounted for a significant drop in provincial exports in 2019 compared to 2018. Led by a 25.7% decline in softwood lumber exports, the result of U.S. tariffs and falling demand. There was also a 20% drop in the value of shipments of pulp and paper products.
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Value of B.C. exports down 6.4 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018