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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: PAKISTAN

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


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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
[email protected]

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


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