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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP717.73 Billion USD
Population76.68 Million
Total Trade/GDP58.74%
CurrencyTurkish Lira (TRY)
Merchandise Imports from Canada1,126.69 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment553 Million CAD
Main importsFuels, Chemicals, Machinery & Equipment, Transportation Equipment

EDC in Turkey

Canadian companies assisted166
International buyers insured453
Business volume1,770.66 Million CAD

Business Environment

Turkey is the largest and most important market for EDC in the Eastern Mediterranean region, evidenced by the opening of our Istanbul representation in 2011. The country’s economy is increasingly driven by its industry and service sectors, although its traditional agriculture and textile sectors remain important employment drivers. Privatization of national assets is a growing trend creating investment opportunities for companies. Canada has a well-established trade relationship with Turkey and the country has a relatively strong dependence on trade, also positioning itself as a regional hub. The country’s economic liberalization program has led to an increase in trade opportunities. Further economic reforms are expected to boost Turkey’s attractiveness to foreign investors. Overall, there is great potential for trade and investment for Canadian companies across a wide range of sectors. In view of the recent military coup attempt in Turkey, please consult our Country Risk Quarterly report for additional information.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Knowledge Based Industries
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Transportation Services
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our representation Istanbul, Turkey, we provide on-the-ground support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Turkey. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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