Factsheet : Australia

Official Title:
Commonwealth of Australia


General Information

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 23.94
Total Area: 7,713,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.04 Australian $ (AUD)(2015- 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: Steven Ciobo

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

Elections:
Last: July 2016. Next: 2019


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Australia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,570.88 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 65,616.60 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.44 1.08
Inflation: (%) 1.53 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6.08 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $1,890,310,131
Canadian imports from country: $1,680,023,851
FDI in Canada: $8,338 million
CDI in Australia: $24,836 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Tony Negus

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Paul Maddison


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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
2011 $1,898,166,006 $1,766,943,515
2012 $2,038,899,707 $2,080,480,463
2013 $1,652,410,919 $1,795,180,693
2014 $1,759,194,653 $1,441,202,178
2015 $1,890,310,131 $1,680,023,851
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Australia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $101,330,024 $346,100,073
02 Veg. Prod. $23,963,109 $30,966,486
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $984,728 $1,768,970
04 Food Prod. $107,250,322 $258,150,626
05 Mineral Prod. $119,428,845 $78,261,919
06 Chemical Prod. $199,773,608 $243,087,276
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $41,350,452 $24,292,437
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,119,079 $382,073
09 Wood Prod. $57,763,521 $328,168
10 Paper Prod. $58,275,667 $8,982,520
11 Textiles Prod. $18,988,850 $4,872,146
12 Dress Access. $1,743,892 $780,475
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,122,696 $1,752,402
14 Precious Metals/stones $21,450,486 $216,018,917
15 Base Metal Prod. $103,695,035 $61,166,920
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $599,705,017 $171,716,006
17 Vehicles and Equip. $209,352,137 $55,587,801
18 Specialized Inst. $94,741,444 $136,994,407
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,563,294 $4,805,450
20 Misc. Articles $32,339,799 $6,826,882
21 Antiques $716,868 $1,129,830