Canada

Location: North America

Flag of CanadaLocation of Canada

Population:  34,300,000 (Estimate July 2012)

Language(s): English -58.8% (official) and French 21.6% (official)

Currency:   Canadian Dollar CAD

GDP: 1,389 trillion (estimated 2011)

 

Top Import Commodities:

  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Motor Vehicles and parts
  • Crude Oil
  • Chemicals
  • Electricity
  • Consumer Goods

Canada imports 50% from the US, 11% from China and 5.5% from Mexico

Other Information:

The U.S. and Canada represent the world’s largest free trade area:

  • 453 million people
  • Producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services
  • 25% of world’s GDP
  • $1.9 billion in trilateral (U.S./Canada/Mexico) daily trade (vast majority of goods originating  in the United States entering Canada duty-free.
  • U.S./Canada border is the longest land border in the world.
  • Canada is the 2nd Largest Country in the World: 10 provinces & 3 territories with 6 time zones and 2 official languages.

Canada Leads on total value of US Exports

Source: USCS Western Hemisphere April 2012 Miami, Florida

 

BRIC = Brazil, Russia, India and China