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General Overview


61,016,804 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $1.782 trillion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $30,700 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

1.1% (2010 est.)


  • Tourism
  • Machinery
  • Iron and steel
  • Chemicals
  • Food processing
  • Textiles
  • Motor vehicles
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Ceramics


US $459.7 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Engineering products
  • Chemicals
  • Transport equipment
  • Energy products
  • Minerals and nonferrous metals
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Food, beverages and tobacco


US $458.4 billion (2010)

Export commodities:

  • Engineering products
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Production machinery
  • Motor vehicles
  • Transport equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Food, beverages and tobacco
  • Minerals
  • Nonferrous metals

Alberta's exports to Italy:

CAN $156.8 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Italy:

  • Wheat
  • Turbo-propellers
  • Nickel
  • Wood pulp
  • Coal
  • Taps, cocks, valves
  • Carbon
  • Parts of boring or sinking machinery
  • Polymers of ethylene
  • Gas turbines
  • Radio navigational aid apparatus
  • Electric conductors
  • Lifting, loading or unloading machinery
  • Fescue seeds
  • Gas or smoke analysis apparatus
  • Instruments for measuring pressure
  • Other machinery

Canada's main exports to Italy:

  • Cathodes and sections of cathodes
  • Wood pulp
  • Coal
  • Wheat
  • Gas turbines
  • Petroleum oils
  • Steel (other than stainless)
  • Iron

Information about Italy

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

BBC News Italy Profile
Country profile of Italy.

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-Italy relations

Trade flows between Alberta and Italy are complementary with Alberta providing semi-processed materials for Italy's manufacturing industries and serving as a market for Italy's finished products and consumer goods.

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

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT): The market is growing at an above average rate due to the important role of wireless and continuing investments by Italian enterprises into technology solutions to modernize their operations. Italy 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.

  • Building Products: The largest sector of growth opportunity is in cabinets because Alberta has a capacity shortfall. Italy is a promising investment potential target for attracting companies and skilled labour.

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 Italy