Canada has vast natural resources. Most of the metallic minerals are found in the Shield region. The country is among the chief producers of zinc, lead, copper, gold, silver, asbestos, soft coal, and possesses rich fields of oil and natural gas. There is still a wealth of game in Canada and especially the fur-bearers are economically very important. Canada’s fishing grounds are extremely productive. Principal manufactures include foodstuffs, iron and steel, machinery, metal products, wood pulp, electricity and textiles. The chief Canadian exports are newsprint, paper, wood, wheat, beef, fish and minerals.
It’s economy is based on agriculture. Agriculture is source of income-more than industry. Important industry-steel, chemical, building, motorcar, foodstuffs, machinery, wood industry, ships is built there. There is made paper, furniture. Canada is no. 1 producer of lumber, timber, paper and minerals. Production of wheat is for export, corn, tobacco, fruits (Great Lake region). Production of life stock, vegetable, dairy products and leather.
Official currency: Canadian dollar