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Canada - Country Profile

As an affluent, high-tech industrial society, newly entered in tCanada is the largest trade partner of the US, accounting for 20% of US exports (first place) and 16% of its imports (second place just after China). Canada is an advanced economy. The country is a leader in biotechnology, chemistry, digital media and medical devices. Canada is also one of the largest exporters of agricultural products, plastics and automotive in the world. Visit Industry Canada to get more information about Canadian industry. The country has a market of 33 million. Canadians are mature consumers: they benefit from a standard of living that is one of the highest in the world and they are aware of the problems of the environment and over-consumption. Natural and environment-friendly products are preferred. To build your business with Canada, take a look at Canada Business, where you will find a lot of practical information such as “Starting a Business,” Import/export, Selling to the government, etc. And


Economic Statistics
Exports : $315.6 billion f.o.b.
Export
Commodities :
motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum
Export
Partner
US 85.2%, Japan 2.1%, UK 1.6%
Imports $256.1 billion f.o.b.
Import
Commodities :
machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods
Imports
Partners :
US 58.9%, China 6.8%, Mexico 3.8% (2004)