Port Metro Vancouver trades $184 billion in goods (based on 2013 cargo volumes) with more than 160 trading economies annually.
The operation of Port Metro Vancouver involves many different enterprises including cargo terminals, cruise terminals, industries requiring tidewater access, shipyards, tugboats, railways, trucks, shipping agents, freight forwarders, suppliers, builders, and administrative agencies.
For more information about the economic impacts of Port Metro Vancouver activities, download the economic impact study by InterVISTAS Consulting, released in June 2013. The study allows us to demonstrate our significant employment and economic impacts provincially and nationwide, with a particular focus on the communities that surround the Lower Mainland.
Including indirect and induced effects, in round numbers, the total impacts of ongoing operations at businesses related to Port Metro Vancouver across Canada are:
- 98,800 jobs
- $9.7 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- $20.3 billion in economic output
- $6.1 billion in wages
- $67,000 average wage for direct job, vs. $44,000 average wage in Canada
- $1.3 billion per year in tax revenues