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Fact Sheet

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Australia

Official Title:
Commonwealth of Australia


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Australia
Year Exports Imports
2009 $1,773,258,657 $1,625,098,479
2010 $1,751,795,192 $1,619,505,720
2011 $1,898,164,640 $1,766,980,540
2012 $2,038,897,892 $2,079,042,305
2013 $1,668,028,666 $1,794,861,492
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Australia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $109,361,843 $161,519,529
02 Veg. Prod. $13,897,324 $26,680,121
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,700,913 $1,059,713
04 Food Prod. $80,128,481 $247,319,100
05 Mineral Prod. $109,179,714 $201,272,825
06 Chemical Prod. $162,758,360 $459,677,282
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $52,665,640 $11,031,087
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $723,810 $209,690
09 Wood Prod. $40,997,832 $308,479
10 Paper Prod. $71,116,986 $2,845,096
11 Textiles Prod. $19,241,065 $4,613,669
12 Dress Access. $1,535,578 $936,884
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,669,516 $2,229,756
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,508,225 $244,347,086
15 Base Metal Prod. $74,731,206 $89,525,288
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $506,391,288 $182,734,511
17 Vehicles and Equip. $242,000,619 $48,633,767
18 Specialized Inst. $96,432,920 $101,551,627
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,109,228 $291,178
20 Misc. Articles $31,488,823 $3,443,994
21 Antiques $524,504 $2,195,503

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 23.207
Total Area: 7,713,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1 Australian $ (AUD)(2013)
National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January
Language(s): English, Aboriginal languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal

Type of Government:
Constitutional monarchy

Head of State:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) Quentin Bryce

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Julie Bishop
Trade: Andrew Robb

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Party, Australian Labor Party, National Party, Greens

Elections:
7 September 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Australia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1549.55 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 66770.82 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.43 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.45 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.66 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $1,668,028,666
Canadian imports from country: $1,794,861,492
FDI in Canada: $5634 million (2012)
CDI in Australia: $26895 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner H.E. Louise Hand

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Michael Small


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16