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General Overview


187,342,721 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $451.2 billion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $2,400 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

2.7% (2009 est.)


  • Textiles and apparel
  • Food processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Construction materials
  • Paper products
  • Fertilizer
  • Shrimp


US $32.71 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum products
  • Machinery
  • Plastics
  • Transportation equipment
  • Edible oils
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Iron and steel
  • Tea


US $20.29 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn)
  • Rice
  • Leather goods
  • Sports goods
  • Chemicals
  • Manufactures
  • Carpets and rugs

Alberta's exports to Pakistan:

CAN $66.4 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Pakistan:

  • Wheat
  • Canola
  • Ventilating or air/gas recovery hoods
  • Plant or laboratory equipment for heat treatment
  • Filtering or purifying machinery for gas and for liquids
  • Parts for pumps
  • Iron or steel articles
  • Polymers of ethylene
  • Electric generating sets
  • Taps, cock and valves
  • Instruments for measuring flow of liquids
  • Lifting, handling, loading and unloading machinery
  • Parts of boring or sinking machinery
  • Prepared explosives
  • Instruments for measuring pressure
  • Other machinery and parts

Canada's main exports to Pakistan:

  • Wheat
  • Canola
  • Coal
  • Ventilating or air/gas recycling hoods
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Plant or laboratory equipment for heat treatment
  • Wood pulp
  • Lumber
  • Transmission apparatus

Information about Pakistan

CIA World Factbook
Detailed information about Pakistan's economy, political system and history.
Energy Information Administration
Energy profile for Pakistan.

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-Pakistan relations

Alberta's relations with Pakistan include ties through educational programs, developmental initiatives and business relations.

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

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Industrial machinery and equipment: Opportunities are available for drilling companies to contract their services for several blocks, which are planned for drilling. Several multinational and national companies are working in the energy sector in Pakistan and require both exploration and production machinery and equipment.

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 Pakistan