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General Overview


46,754,784 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $1.376 trillion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $29,700 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

-0.2% (2010 est.)


  • Textiles and apparel (including footwear)
  • Food and beverages
  • Metals and metal manufactures
  • Chemicals
  • Shipbuilding
  • Automobiles
  • Machine tools
  • Tourism
  • Clay and refractory products
  • Footwear
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical equipment


US $324.6 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Fuels
  • Chemicals
  • Semi-finished goods
  • Foodstuffs
  • Consumer goods
  • Measuring and medical control instruments


US $268.3 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Machinery
  • Motor vehicles
  • Foodstuffs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medicines
  • Other consumer goods

Alberta's exports to Spain:

CAN $27.3 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Spain:

  • Nickel
  • Wheat
  • Turbo-propellers
  • Carbon
  • Dog or cat food
  • Radio navigational aid apparatus
  • Alcohol
  • Spectrometers and others using optical radiations
  • Polymers of ethylene
  • Fescue seeds
  • Voice, image and data recognition
  • X-ray apparatus
  • Gas or smoke analysis apparatus
  • Plastic tubes, pipes and hoses
  • Parts of cranes, work-trucks and other construction equipment
  • Bovine semen
  • Parts for surveying instruments
  • Magnetic media

Canada's main exports to Spain:

  • Petroleum oils
  • Airplanes
  • Copper
  • Wheat
  • Newsprint
  • Coal
  • Turbo-propellers
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Helicopters

Information about Spain

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

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-Spain relations

Over the past five years, Alberta exports to Spain averaged $65 million and included nickel, peas, wheat, and gas compressors.

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

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Information and communications technologies (ICT): Spain 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 Spain