Factsheet: European Union (EU) - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Population (millions): 504.8
  • Total area: 4,381,376 km2
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language (s): 24 languages

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 20,427
  • GDP per capita ($): 40,466
  • GDP growth (%): 1.4
  • Inflation (%): 0.5
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer products
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Fish and seafood
  • Forestry and wood products
  • Industrial machinery
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Ocean technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wine, beer and spirits
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to the EU$38,768.8
Canada’s merchandise imports from the EU$57,835.2
Canadian investment in the EU$187,291
EU investment in Canada$191,402