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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 $1,898,166,006 $1,766,943,515
2012 $2,038,996,193 $2,079,043,430
2013 $1,652,407,353 $1,795,331,849
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Australia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $109,217,117 $161,519,529
02 Veg. Prod. $13,644,200 $26,692,520
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,700,913 $1,059,713
04 Food Prod. $80,111,856 $247,328,333
05 Mineral Prod. $109,170,757 $201,272,947
06 Chemical Prod. $160,800,537 $459,926,950
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $52,192,142 $11,041,538
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $723,735 $209,690
09 Wood Prod. $40,918,118 $308,530
10 Paper Prod. $71,132,238 $2,845,958
11 Textiles Prod. $19,102,220 $4,613,129
12 Dress Access. $1,535,578 $936,884
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,668,592 $2,245,640
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,508,225 $244,347,086
15 Base Metal Prod. $73,951,078 $89,488,880
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $500,463,910 $182,949,341
17 Vehicles and Equip. $241,015,643 $48,634,393
18 Specialized Inst. $93,896,670 $101,503,540
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,109,228 $303,352
20 Misc. Articles $29,213,638 $3,444,303
21 Antiques $536,946 $2,195,503

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 23.319
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) Peter Cosgrove

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) 1550.97 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 66510.03 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.33 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.45 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.66 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $1,652,407,353
Canadian imports from country: $1,795,331,849
FDI in Canada: $6942 million
CDI in Australia: $23444 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Michael Small


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16