Caspian Region

Map of Caspian Region

General Overview

The Caspian region includes the following states:

For detailed information about the Caspian Region’s economy, political system and history, visit the Caspian Sea Region.

Export statistics

Alberta's International Trade Review
An analysis of Alberta's international exports of goods and services. Published by Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Trade Data Online
Customized reports on Canada's trade with over 200 countries.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Architecture, engineering and construction: The main opportunities in the Caspian Region exist in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran. Numerous internal pipelines are planned for Iran and Kazakhstan, while Azerbaijan is proposing itself as a hub and transfer point for oil and gas transportation to Europe. Iran is still planning the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.

  • Kazakhstan is negotiating with China for a number of pipelines. Iran is planning seven petrochemical plants, while all three countries will be looking to upgrade and expand their refining capabilities.

  • Industrial machinery and equipment: There are opportunities in all aspects of the oil and gas sector, although both Kazakhstan and Iran have strict local content regulations. Specific opportunities exist in seismic, down-hole tools, pumps and valves. Service companies are in great demand, as are all aspects of training programs.

Services for exporters

Canada Business
Online tool for new and experienced exporters.

The Canadian Commercial Corporation
Crown corporation that promotes and facilitates international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.

Export Alert!
A resource for exporters to learn about changes in foreign export regulations.

Export resources
Resources for both new and experienced exporters.

International Trade Canada
Sector reports as well as a list of staff contacts that can assist exporters.