a.    Total Population: 34,300,083 (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 2%

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 18.68 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $1.389 trillion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 2.2% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $40,300 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

      agriculture: 1.9%

      industry: 27.1%

      services: 71% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 22.7% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 7.4% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: transportation equipment, chemicals, processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products, fish products, petroleum and natural gas




a.    Total Exports: $450.6 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum

c.    Total Import: $459.6 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods

  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  

a.    Climate: varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north

b.    Total Land Area: 9,093,507 sq km

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land:  4.57%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.65%

                                        iii.    Others: 94.78% (2005)

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 8,550 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables; dairy products; forest products; fish

  Major Industrial Activities:  
  food products, wood and paper products  
  Environmental information & data:  

Environment - current issues:

air pollution and resulting acid rain severely affecting lakes and damaging forests; metal smelting, coal-burning utilities, and vehicle emissions impacting on agricultural and forest productivity; ocean waters becoming contaminated due to agricultural, industrial, mining, and forestry activities


Environment - international agreements:

party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Marine Life Conservation
  Jute Statistics:  

  Jute Industries and Traders:  

1. Overseas Ventures

Calgary T3J5A5
Alberta Canada

Jute items like jute bags, non-woven bags, jute sacks etc and ladies shirts(kurta), footwear (Punjabi jutti)


2. JMK

2871 Rue Thessereault Lachine 
Montreal H8S1K5
Quebec Canada

Hydrocarbon free jute bags


3. Organix

310, 15 Smokey Smith Place 
New Westminster v3l5v7

Looking for a natural rubber yoga mat, no chemicals, PVC used, prefer natural rubber and jute


4. Sanra Group

340 Dixon Road, Unit 1513 
Etobicoke M9R1T1

Jute, single phase transformer


5. Korhani

7500 Keele Street 
Concord L4K1Z9
Ontario Canada

Yarns, warp yarns, jute, pvc shrink film, rugs


6. Tri Leather Inc

583 Nisbet Court 
Ontario L5R1Z4
Mississauga Canada

Cordage, twines, threads, braids, braided thongings in waxed/non waxed, cotton, silk, jute, leather-materials synthetic & natural, manmade fibers

  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    

         Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

         Minister of Industry

         Minister of the Environment

         Minister of International Trade

  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  

         Canada was an importing member of the erstwhile International Jute Organisation (IJO);

         Canada  used to take a lot of interest in all the IJSG activities and used to contribute to the IJSG Special Account  for taking up projects;

         The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy and Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, IJSG visited Saskatoon, Canada to attend the International Conference on Flax and other Bast Plants in 21-24 July 2008.


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