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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: IRAN

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from CanadianManufacturing.com outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.



The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: petroleum products, fertilizers, metal processing

GDP: $818.7 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 1% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $10,600 (2010 est.)

Population: 77,891,220 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 25.7 million (2010 est.)

Products: wheat, rice, other grains, sugar beets, sugar cane, fruits, nuts, cotton; dairy products, wool; caviar

Industry: petroleum, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, caustic soda, textiles, cement and non-ferrous metal fabrication, armaments

Exports: $84.31 billion (2010 est.)

Export Markets : petroleum (80%), chemicals and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets

Export partners: China (16.2%), India (12.6%), Japan (9.9%), Turkey (6.8%), South Korea (5.7%), Italy (5.3%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Iran: $105.9M

Major exports to Iran: base metals ($25M), machinery and nuclear components ($25M), pharmaceuticals ($16M), chemicals ($21.5M)

Imports from Iran: $38.1M

Major imports: food products and tobacco ($26M), textiles ($6M)

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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