Manufacturing remains an important part of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP), and makes up to 11% of the national gross domestic product (GDP). In 2013, British Columbia (BC) accounted for approximately 8.5% of the total Canadian manufacturing GDP. Within the province of BC, in 2013, the manufacturing sector is the fourth largest industry, contributing nearly 7% towards the provincial GDP.
This report examines the manufacturing sector in the province, and explores its contributions to the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This report looks specifically at indicators in the following areas:
- Manufacturing sector establishments;
- Economic contributions; and
- Employment within the manufacturing sector.
This, and the following page presents relevant sector highlights.