Fact Sheet: Senegal - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Dakar
  • Population (millions): 14.5
  • Total area: 192,530 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP (C$ billions): 17.2
  • GDP per capita (C$): 1,183
  • GDP growth (%): 4.5
  • Inflation (%): -0.5
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Mining

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Senegal$41.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Senegal$3.0
Canadian investment in SenegalNot available
Senegalese investment in CanadaNot available