Backgrounder: Singapore

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Singapore
  • Population (millions): 5.5
  • Total area: 700 km2
  • Currency: Singapore dollar
  • Language(s): English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 304.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 56,525
  • GDP growth (%): 4.1
  • Inflation (%): 2.4
  • Unemployment (%): 1.9

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Business and financial services
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Ocean technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Singapore975.5913.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Singapore1,298.11,492.6
Canadian investment in Singapore2,1542,464
Singaporean investment in Canada683282