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

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Washington
  • Population (millions): 316.4
  • Total area: 9,147,420 km2
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Language (s): English

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 17,302.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 54,690
  • GDP growth (%): 1.9
  • Inflation (%): 1.5
  • Unemployment (%): 7.4

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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to the United States$358,206.8
Canada’s merchandise imports from the United States$247,815.3
Canadian investment in the United States$318,346
U.S. investment in Canada$352,125