Economic Trivia

Canada is the US's largest foreign supplier of energy, including oil, gas, uranium, and electric power.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): United States, China, and Mexico
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Transportation Equipment; Chemicals; Processed and Unprocessed Minerals; Food Products

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,597,516,516,505 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.468% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $44,025 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 17/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.429% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 20.9% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.082% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.623% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($51,194,833,228) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 20,059,035 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.6% (2016)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.6% (2016)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 78.8% (2016)
Unemployment Rate 7.128% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $510,409,827,699 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $474,219,233,794 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 52.735% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $31,602,041,571 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $79,795,711,383 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Canada’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank