General profile: Canada

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
36.624 Millions
1.298 CAD/US$
1 645 941 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 9 093 510 km²
1.60 %
3.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
360 475
387 481
409 965
420 861
Merchandise imports
322 411
402 690
428 979
441 729
Merchandise trade balance
38 064
-15 209
-19 014
-20 868
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %51 %51 %21 %21 %7 %7 %4 %4 %12 %12 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
319 52018 20113 6019 1166 050319 52018 20113 6019 1166 050
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
60 224
76 927
81 294
(e) 86 876
Services imports
65 160
98 435
101 288
(e) 106 172
Services trade balance
-4 936
-21 508
-19 994
(e) -19 297
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
17.6
16.1
15.0
(e) 15.1
Travel
22.7
20.6
20.3
(e) 23.4
Other services
57.2
61.5
62.7
(e) 59.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
1 169 393
1 613 463
1 552 808
1 645 941
GDP per capita, current US$
36 218
47 221
43 194
44 941
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.20
3.08
0.94
3.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
1.88
-3.60
-3.42
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.212
1.030
1.279
1.298
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
58.321.222.931.033.458.321.222.931.033.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+4.7 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
25 691.56
28 400.44
45 602.45
24 243.75
FDI outflows
27 538.46
34 722.76
67 819.67
76 987.89
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.08
0.07
0.09
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 350.41 350.41 323.31 323.31 308.71 308.71 337.01 337.01 254.81 254.81 227.01 227.01 199.11 199.11 195.11 195.11 299.51 299.51 177.41 177.41 085.71 085.7912.2912.2827.9827.9672.3672.3635.7635.7611.2611.2554.7554.724 24424 24437 29737 29745 60245 60258 93358 93369 39169 39143 11143 11139 66939 66928 40028 40022 70022 70061 55361 553116 821116 82160 29460 29425 69225 692-445-4457 4827 48222 15522 15527 66327 66366 79566 7951 350.41 323.31 308.71 337.01 254.81 227.01 199.11 195.11 299.51 177.41 085.7912.2827.9672.3635.7611.2554.724 24437 29745 60258 93369 39143 11139 66928 40022 70061 553116 82160 29425 692-4457 48222 15527 66366 795FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
3.88
-1.92
-2.48
(e) -2.29
Balance, % of imports
11.79
-6.19
-7.27
(e) -6.89
Normalized balance
0.056
-0.032
-0.038
(e) -0.036
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
64656664626262605867666870
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
53%Male 53%Female
47%Female 47%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.164 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
3 027
3 401
3 546
3 055
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
39.81
42.39
42.88
45.37
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
4 780 790
5 793 852
6 298 590
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
3.88
2.76
2.14
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
9.07
8.43
7.12
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
(k) 3.70
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
k
Data include self-employed jobs.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018