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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: PAKISTAN

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: food processing equipment, construction materials, pulp and paper production, fertilizer production

GDP: $464.9 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 4.8% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $2,500 (2010 est.)


Population: 187,342,721 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 55.77 million (2010 est.)

Products: cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs

Industry: textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp

Exports: textiles, rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs

Export partners: U.S. (15.8%), Afghanistan (8.1%), UAE (7.9%), China (7.3%), U.K. (4.3%), Germany (4.2%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Philippines: $539M

Major exports to Pakistan: vegetables ($401.7M), minerals ($33M), pulp, paper and wood products ($20.9M), base metals ($31.4M)

Imports from Philippines: $271.1M

Major imports: textiles ($194.6M), vegetable products ($19.5M), raw hides, skins and leathers ($16.9M)

Trade Commissioner
Mr. Athar Moeen Khan
The Consulate of Canada in Karachi / Consulat du Canada à Karachi
336, Beach Luxury Hotel M.T. Khan Road, Karachi, Sindh, 74000, Pakistan
(011-92-21) 3564-0560 Fax: (011-92-21) 3564-0561

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

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