Italy - At a Glance

  • Canadian dollar (CDN$)
  • United States dollar (US$)
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • GDP at market prices
  • Date modified: 2016-04-12
Basic Information
Source: *Euromonitor
Land area: 294,100 square kilometres
Population: 60.8 million (2015)*
Total GDP: US$ 1.8 trillion (2015)*
GDP/capita: US$ 29,829 (2015)*
GDP growth rate: 0.8% (2015)*
Capital city: Rome
Prime Minister: Matteo Renzi
Minister of Agriculture: Maurizio Martina
Canadian Ambassador: Peter McGovern
Canada-Italy Agri-Food Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 414.977 773.917 738.036
Total Agri-Food Imports: 945.226 1,005.544 1,087.494
Balance of Trade: −530.250 −231.627 −349.458
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 414.977 773.917 738.036
Durum wheat, other than seed for sowing 200.235 556.950 446.978
Soybeans, other than seed for sowing 70.850 59.922 93.980
Non-durum wheat, other than seed for sowing 40.492 40.204 75.078
Lentils, dried, shelled 15.354 20.812 22.709
Kidney beans, dried, shelled 20.610 18.304 16.139
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Total Agri-Food Imports: 945.226 1,005.544 1,087.494
Grape wines <2 Litre 374.285 382.254 412.110
Virgin olive oil 97.061 109.431 99.754
Cheese 56.514 55.769 53.393
Uncooked pasta 48.508 45.275 46.737
Sparkling grape wines 30.400 34.402 42.343
Canadian Top 5 Seafood Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Seafood Exports: 9.776 12.332 19.282
Lobster, frozen 4.219 5.838 10.177
Pacific salmon, frozen 1.989 2.167 3.034
Cod, dried 0.737 1.320 1.614
Lobster, not frozen 0.944 0.364 1.476
Seaweeds and algae 0.002 0.008 0.643
Italy's Agri-Food and Seafood Imports - 2015 (CDN$ million)
World Canada Canada's Share
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Agri-Food and Seafood 60,721 835 1.4%
Cigarettes 2,454 0 0.0%
Virgin olive oil 2,385 0 0.0%
Coffee, not roasted, not decaffeinated 1,973 0 0.0%
Hams and shoulders 1,380 0 0.0%
Fresh, bone-in beef 1,281 0 0.0%
Canada-Italy Total Merchandise Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Exports: 1,952.513 4,171.227 2,276.666
Total Merchandise Imports: 5,829.865 6,422.390 7,374.523
Trade Balance: −3,877.352 −2,251.164 −5,097.857
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Exports: 1,952.513 4,171.227 2,276.666
Cereals 244.902 604.412 538.901
Pharmaceutical products 369.405 736.617 488.666
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 196.435 213.275 234.400
Precious metals, stones and pearls 53.970 46.214 104.176
Oilseeds 73.810 64.894 98.121
Optical and medical instruments 75.152 94.291 94.374
Electrical machinery and equipment 67.069 63.893 85.540
Pulp of wood 143.084 75.442 80.197
Mineral fuels and oils 191.833 1,595.750 73.722
Edible vegetables 53.194 62.806 55.557
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Imports: 5,829.865 6,422.390 7,374.523
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 1,561.602 1,661.224 1,833.143
Vehicles, other than railway 318.770 359.224 576.514
Beverages, spirits and vinegar 511.643 533.333 574.122
Pharmaceutical products 442.867 544.437 489.473
Electrical machinery and equipment 234.525 290.836 313.881
Optical and medical instruments 208.614 233.613 284.953
Furniture 196.714 218.415 252.556
Articles of iron or steel 191.717 199.684 199.891
Footwear 138.433 164.278 198.103
Apparel, not knitted or crocheted 138.229 152.583 174.697
Italy Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Imports: 493,692.808 523,677.976 522,523.357
Mineral fuels and oils 98,420.063 85,637.423 66,631.083
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 41,792.014 47,727.770 49,819.222
Vehicles, other than railway 33,753.787 39,946.921 46,421.524
Electrical machinery and equipment 33,588.985 36,060.910 39,873.514
Pharmaceutical products 21,885.809 23,793.291 26,319.797
Plastics and articles thereof 20,829.571 23,046.902 23,340.327
Iron and steel 18,853.845 21,027.198 20,984.185
Organic chemicals 19,261.552 18,601.381 18,260.009
Optical and medical instruments 11,895.683 13,498.508 14,084.457
Precious metals, stones and pearls 10,904.432 11,485.696 12,270.798
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