The energy sector generates 31 per cent of the province's total exports. EDC expects energy exports to grow by 5 per cent next year after declining by 7 per cent this year. "The long-term potential for the province's energy sector remains bright, and the current level of investment should keep production increasing well into the future," said Hall.The industrial goods sector is also important to B.C.'s export picture, making up 20 per cent of the province's total exports. The sector will see growth of 6 per cent growth next year after a disappointing 9 per cent decline this year. "With copper, gold and molybdenum capacity being added to mining output, exports of industrial goods are expected to increase next year," said Hall. "Longer-term projects will also boost the metals sector beyond 2014."
U.S. Housing Boom To Power B.C. Exports To 10 Per Cent Gain In 2013: EDC Forecast
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