Fact Sheet: Senegal - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Dakar
  • Population (millions): 13.1
  • Total area: 192,530 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP (C$ billions): 14.1
  • GDP per capita (C$): 1,073
  • GDP growth (%): 3.5
  • Inflation (%): 1.2
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Mining

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 Senegal

$37.3

$34.7
Canada’s merchandise imports from Senegal$0.9$1.2
Canadian investment in SenegalCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information
Senegalese investment in CanadaNot availableCommercially sensitive information