Fact Sheet: Kuwait - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Population (millions): 3.9
  • Total area: 17,820 km²
  • Currency: Dinar
  • Language (s): Arabic, English

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 190.9
  • GDP per capita ($): 49,064
  • GDP growth (%): 0.8
  • Inflation (%): 2.7
  • Unemployment (%): 2.1

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Kuwait$137.1
Canada’s merchandise imports from Kuwait$125.1
Canadian investment in KuwaitCommercially sensitive information
Kuwaiti investment in Canada-$318