Iraq – Market overview
While the business environment is improving in Iraq, numerous challenges remain in place, such as heavy bureaucracy, high levels of corruption, a private sector that is only marginal and continuing insecurity. Nonetheless, Iraq presents a large potential for Canadian companies looking for new opportunities in the Middle East.
Important points to know about Iraq
- The Iraqi economy depends 90% on oil export earnings, in addition of being dependent on imports to cover its needs for several products
- There is a high degree of interest for foreign investment in Iraq to help the economic recovery following the conflict against Daesh and the decrease in oil prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trade and investment between Iraq and Canada
Canadian exports to Iraq: $146,680,440
Canadian imports from Iraq: $415,528
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $22 million
Source: Statistics Canada
Canada-Iraq fact sheet
- Agriculture and processed foods
- Oil and gas
- Life sciences
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Country facts – Iraq
General information about Iraq prepared by the Iraqi National Investment Commission.
Ministry of Trade - Iraq
Get information on Iraq’s trade and investment policies.
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