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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: IRAN

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

October 30, 2012  by Staff

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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