Fact Sheet: Russia - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Moscow
  • Population (millions): 141.9
  • Total area: 17,075,400 km2
  • Currency: Ruble
  • Language (s): Russian, others

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 2,009.1
  • GDP per capita ($): 14,156
  • GDP growth (%): 3.4
  • Inflation (%): 5.1
  • Unemployment (%): 6

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Wine, beer and spirits

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Intergovernmental Economic Commission
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Russia$1,651$1,147.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Russia$994.5$1,481.4
Canadian investment in Russia$4,816$540
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