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United Kingdom

EDC Position-open all programs

EDC's Position

  • Key EDC Market
  • Actively pursuing business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

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Map of United Kingdom

Country Facts

Nominal GDP2,850.10 Billion USD
Population64.44 Million
Total Trade/GDP56.84%
CurrencyBritish Pound (GBP)
Merchandise Imports from Canada15,951.81 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment92,935 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Chemicals, Mineral Fuels, Food, Beverage & Tobacco

EDC in United Kingdom

Canadian companies assisted639
International buyers insured1,368
Business volume4,118.88 Million CAD

Business Environment

The United Kingdom is a wealthy OECD country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. The country enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As with most modern economies, trade is of high importance to UK‘s market and the potential for Canadian companies is high. EDC sees excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the market. Implications of the Brexit vote on EDC's position are being considered and no major change to our position is expected.

Key Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our representation in London, United Kingdom, we provide on-the-ground support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in the United Kingdom. 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.
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Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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