Canada, second largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America. Canada is a land of vast distances and rich natural beauty. Economically and technologically, and in many other ways she closely resembles her neighbor to the south, the United States, although there are significant differences between the two countries.

Canada is a federal state, and Canadian provinces have a great deal of autonomy. Each province has its own legislature and provincial government, and the Canadian constitution defines certain areas of exclusively provincial jurisdiction.

Canada in Brief:
Capital:
Ottawa
Currency:
Canadian Dollar ( CAD)
Language:
French, English
Time Zone:
(GMT-5)

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Canada & Logistics:

Its excellent road, rail, and water infrastructure – along with the government’s investment in continuous improvements – has made Canada a location from which companies can serve world markets.

In the area of logistics, Canada truly has become a leading gateway to the world. Outstanding water ports, expansive railway systems, and top-quality highway and road infrastructure result in the country’s ability to deliver complete and efficient international logistics capabilities. And due to its excellent trade relationship with the United States, Canada has positioned itself to support international logistics for Europe, North America, and Asia.

Top Imports of Canada:

  • Vehicles: US$75.4 billion (16.4% of total imports)
  • Machinery including computers: $68.8 billion (15%)
  • Electrical machinery, equipment: $44.8 billion (9.8%)
  • Mineral fuels including oil: $36.1 billion (7.9%)
  • Plastics, plastic articles: $17 billion (3.7%)
  • Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $12.6 billion (2.7%)
  • Pharmaceuticals: $12.5 billion (2.7%)
  • Articles of iron or steel: $10.8 billion (2.4%)
  • Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $9.3 billion (2%)
  • Gems, precious metals: $8.8 billion (1.9%)

Top Exports of Canada:

  • Mineral fuels including oil: US$99.3 billion (22% of total exports)
  • Vehicles: $60.5 billion (13.4%)
  • Machinery including computers: $34.5 billion (7.7%)
  • Gems, precious metals: $18.3 billion (4.1%)
  • Wood: $14.3 billion (3.2%)
  • Plastics, plastic articles: $13.6 billion (3%)
  • Electrical machinery, equipment: $13.4 billion (3%)
  • Aircraft, spacecraft: $10.6 billion (2.4%)
  • Aluminum: $10 billion (2.2%)
  • Paper, paper items: $8 billion (1.8%)