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

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Population (millions): 506.8
  • Total area: 4,381,376 km2
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language (s): 24 languages

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 16,607
  • GDP per capita ($): 42,047
  • GDP growth (%): -0.4
  • Inflation (%): 2.6
  • 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)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to the EU$38,670.3$34,819.7
Canada’s merchandise imports from the EU$50,564.5$49,279.1
Canadian investment in the EU$172,500$135,724
EU investment in Canada$160,700$142,382