Fact Sheet: Kuwait - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Population (millions): 3.8
  • Total area: 17,820 km²
  • Currency: Dinar
  • Language (s): Arabic, English

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 173.4
  • GDP per capita ($): 45,800
  • GDP growth (%): 5.1
  • Inflation (%): 2.9
  • Unemployment (%): 2.1

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Kuwait$97.3$114.4
Canada’s merchandise imports from Kuwait$19.8$1.7
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