Factsheet: European Union (EU) - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Population (millions): 505.7
  • Total area: 4,381,376 km2
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language (s): 24 languages

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 17,891.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 35,376
  • GDP growth (%): 0.2
  • Inflation (%): 1.5
  • Unemployment (%): 10.8

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
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Ocean technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wine, beer and spirits
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to the EU$33,022.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from the EU$53,146.2
Canadian investment in the EU$187,291
EU investment in Canada$191,402