With abundant natural resources, a growing economy and a strong presence in key markets, Alberta is positioned to succeed.
2014 in review
- In 2014, Alberta exported $121.4 billion in commodities to 194 countries, representing an increase of 17.9% from 2013.
- Alberta’s increase in exports in 2014 can be attributed mostly to higher crude volumes and a jump in natural gas prices.
- Alberta also exports an increasing amount and variety of manufactured products such as petrochemicals, food products, and metals and machinery.
- After declining sharply during the 2008 recession, manufacturing exports have recovered strongly since then, increasing by 35 per cent between 2009 and 2014.
Alberta’s top export industries were:
- Oilseed and grain farming
- Chemicals and plastics
Alberta goods were imported by 195 countries. The top five export markets (in order) were:
- United States
- European Union
Find information about Alberta’s major commodities, exports by industry and exports by country in the most recent edition of Alberta’s International Exports: Early 2012
To explore trade opportunities with Alberta companies, please contact Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Date Updated: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:00:34