Fact Sheet: Turkey - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Population (millions): 76.5
  • Total area: 769,630 km2
  • Currency: New Lira
  • Language (s): Turkish

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 852
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,139
  • GDP growth (%): 4.3
  • Inflation (%): 7.5
  • Unemployment (%): 9.7

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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Turkey$889.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Turkey$1318.5
Canadian investment in Turkey$824
Turkish investment in Canada$0