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General Overview


5,259,250 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $187.6 billion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $35,300 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

3.2% (2010 est.)


  • Metals and metal products
  • Electronics
  • Machinery and scientific instruments
  • Shipbuilding
  • Pulp and paper
  • Foodstuffs
  • Chemicals
  • Textiles
  • Clothing


US $69.11 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Foodstuffs
  • Petroleum and petroleum products
  • Chemicals
  • Transport equipment
  • Iron and steel
  • Machinery
  • Textile yarn and fabrics
  • Grains


US $73.53 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Electrical and optical equipment
  • Machinery
  • Transport equipment
  • Paper and pulp
  • Chemicals
  • Basic metals
  • Timber

Alberta's exports to Finland:

CAN $10.5 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Finland:

  • Telecommunication parts and equipment
  • Measuring and controlling instruments
  • Paper products
  • Pet food
  • Carbon

Canada's main exports to Finland:

  • Bituminous coal
  • Motor vehicles
  • Transportation parts and equipment
  • Telecommunication parts and equipment
  • Textiles

Information about Finland

CIA World Factbook
Detailed information about Finland's economy, political system and history.

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.

Alberta-Finland relations

Alberta and the Finnish Provinces of Lapland and Oulu are members of the Northern Forum, which aims to address common political, environmental and economic issues.

World Relations
A summary of Alberta's relationship with Finland.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT): Finland is one of the largest investors (per capita) in technology in Europe. It is home to major players in the wireless industry as well as large manufacturing and service enterprises. It offers opportunities for Alberta companies interested in the wireless and enterprise markets in areas such as wireless broadband, wireless applications, or software for business processes or industrial controls/automation.

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.

Services in Finland