Economy of Canada
Nominal GDP (2003): $869.2 billion.
Real GDP growth rate (2003): 5.3%.
Nominal per capita GDP (2003): $27,682.
Natural resources: Petroleum and natural gas, hydroelectric power, metals
and minerals, fish, forests, wildlife, abundant fresh water.
Agriculture: Products--wheat, livestock and meat, feed grains, oil seeds,
dairy products, tobacco, fruits, vegetables.
Industry: Types--motor vehicles and parts, machinery and equipment, aircraft
and components, other diversified manufacturing, fish and forest products, processed
and unprocessed minerals.
Trade: Merchandise exports (2003)--$313.8 billion: motor vehicles and
spare parts, lumber, wood pulp and newsprint, crude and fabricated metals, natural
gas, crude petroleum, wheat. In 2003, 83% of Canadian exports went to the United
States. Merchandise imports (2003)--$289.7 billion: motor vehicles and parts,
industrial machinery, crude petroleum, chemicals, agricultural machinery. In
2003, 70% of Canadian imports came from the United States.
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