Fact Sheet: Australia - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population (millions): 22.8
  • Total area: 7,692,000 km2
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Language (s): English

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 1,540.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 67,682
  • GDP growth (%): 3.6
  • Inflation (%): 1.8
  • Unemployment (%): 5.2

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wine, beer and spirits

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Australia-Canada Economic Forum
Trade and Investment (2012)
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Australia$2,038.9$1,746.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Australia$2,079.9$1,780.5
Canadian investment in Australia$26,895$7,438
Australian investment in Canada$5,634$4,738