Fact Sheet: Turkey - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Population (millions): 74.9
  • Total area: 769,630 km2
  • Currency: New Lira
  • Language (s): Turkish

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 792.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 10,584
  • GDP growth (%): 2.6
  • Inflation (%): 8.9
  • Unemployment (%): 9.2

Key Opportunities

  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Mining

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

  • Ankara
  • Istanbul (opened in 2010 as part of Canada's Global Commerce Strategy)

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Joint Economic and Trade Committee
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Turkey$851$672.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Turkey$1,479$561.9
Canadian investment in Turkey$909$1,660
Turkish investment in CanadaNot availableNot available