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Quebec's economy

An innovative, competitive Québec that creates wealth for all

Population

8.3 Million

Area

1,667,441 km2
An area 3 times that of France and nearly 5 times that of Japan!
Québec is the largest Canadian province.

GDP in 2017

$417.7 Billion in current dollars
This amount comprises about 20% of Canada's economy.

GDP per capita in 2017

$50,276

Exportation of goods and services in 2017

(international and interprovincial)

$194.6 Billion in current dollars

Importation of goods and services in 2017

(international and interprovincial)

$209.8 Billion in current dollars

Exported goods from Québec, 2017

  • United States 70.5%
  • Western and Eastern Europe 13.9%
  • Asia and Oceania 9.4%
  • Latin America and the Caribbean* 3.9%
  • Africa and the Middle East 2.3%

* Including Mexico.

Imported goods into Québec, 2017

  • United States 34.7%
  • Western and Eastern Europe 27.1%
  • Asia and Oceania 23.2%
  • Latin America and the Caribbean* 10.5%
  • Africa and the Middle East 3.5%
  • Other 1%

Key sectors

  • aerospace
  • agri-food
  • aluminum
  • construction
  • energy
  • environment and green technology
  • mining
  • clothing and fashion
  • life sciences
  • information and communication technology
  • transportation and logistics

Québec also boasts:

  • USMCA market (formerly NAFTA): 482.0 Million consumers;
  • an educated labour force: nearly 85% of the population between 15-64 years of age has obtained a high school diploma or more;
  • a multilingual population: 44.5% of Quebeckers are fluent in two languages, and more than 10% speak three or more (2016 Census);
  • an environment that values and promotes research.

Last update: November 19 2018

Gouvernement du Québec

© Gouvernement du Québec, 2016