Fact Sheet: United States of America - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Washington
  • Population (millions): 319.0
  • Total area: 9,147,420 km2
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Language (s): English

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 19,238.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 60,300
  • GDP growth (%): 2.4
  • Inflation (%): 1.6
  • Unemployment (%): 6.2

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
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Ocean industries
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wine, beer and spirits
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to the United States$403,098.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from the United States$277,961.0
Canadian investment in the United States$318,346
U.S. investment in Canada$352,125