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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Australia
Year Exports Imports
2010 $1,751,795,192 $1,619,505,720
2011 $1,898,166,006 $1,766,943,515
2012 $2,038,899,707 $2,080,480,463
2013 $1,652,410,920 $1,795,184,727
2014 $1,759,194,653 $1,441,203,624
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Australia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $108,733,710 $277,498,302
02 Veg. Prod. $21,222,053 $27,112,815
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $13,231,036 $2,906,097
04 Food Prod. $86,483,573 $245,290,898
05 Mineral Prod. $128,549,218 $111,998,124
06 Chemical Prod. $172,219,118 $167,434,243
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $46,639,628 $22,272,378
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $912,985 $584,011
09 Wood Prod. $49,861,072 $227,156
10 Paper Prod. $52,222,879 $2,101,611
11 Textiles Prod. $19,992,487 $5,929,611
12 Dress Access. $2,024,248 $877,627
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,448,482 $2,216,682
14 Precious Metals/stones $21,047,313 $167,301,233
15 Base Metal Prod. $90,081,845 $61,377,831
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $587,348,577 $151,911,450
17 Vehicles and Equip. $170,209,119 $49,354,192
18 Specialized Inst. $84,815,542 $117,911,702
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,420,514 $959,048
20 Misc. Articles $27,171,136 $4,325,236
21 Antiques $985,292 $1,627,918

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 23.626
Total Area: 7,713,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1 Australian $ (AUD)(2014 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January
Language(s): English, Aboriginal languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy

Head of State:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) Peter Cosgrove

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Julie Bishop
Trade: Andrew Robb

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

Elections:
Last : September 2013. Next : January 2017 at the latest.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Australia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1593.44 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 67445.52 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.73 2.44
Inflation: (%) 2.49 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.06 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,759,194,653
Canadian imports from country: $1,441,203,624
FDI in Canada: $5569 million
CDI in Australia: $26432 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Tony Negus

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Paul Maddison


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16