Fact Sheet: Turkey - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Population (millions): 76.9
  • Total area: 769,630 km2
  • Currency: New Lira
  • Language (s): Turkish

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 891.2
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,588
  • GDP growth (%): 2.9
  • Inflation (%): 8.9
  • Unemployment (%): 9.9

Key Opportunities

  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Mining

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

  • Ankara
  • Istanbul (opened in 2010 as part of Canada's Global Commerce Strategy)

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Joint Economic and Trade Committee
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Turkey$1,062.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Turkey$1,422.6
Canadian investment in Turkey$824
Turkish investment in Canada$0