Fact Sheet: Consumer Products Sector

Consumer products refer to a broad array of manufactured goods, generally goods purchased primarily for personal, family and/or household purposes. These products are typically purchased through consumer retail suppliers (such as retail stores), and through online business-to-consumer and other electronic commerce distributors, home-shopping networks, etc.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of GDP: 2.9%
  • Direct employment in Canada: 461,153 jobs
  • Exports: $53.6 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Top five export markets

United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Italy

Key markets

European UnionJapan, Madagascar, United States