Fact Sheet: United States of America - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Washington
  • Population (millions): 314.2
  • Total area: 9,147,420 km2
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Language (s): English

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 15,678
  • GDP per capita ($): 49,901
  • GDP growth (%): 2.2
  • Inflation (%): 2.1
  • Unemployment (%): 8.1

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
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Ocean industries
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wine, beer and spirits
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to the United States$338,639$355,609.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from the United States$233,902$220,890.3
Canadian investment in the United States$289,426$226,116
U.S. investment in Canada$326,527$288,257