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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
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 $1,758,144,871 $1,440,052,339
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Australia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $108,733,710 $277,498,262
02 Veg. Prod. $21,222,053 $27,066,356
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $13,231,036 $2,906,097
04 Food Prod. $86,490,909 $245,262,920
05 Mineral Prod. $128,549,218 $111,998,087
06 Chemical Prod. $172,198,892 $167,259,414
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $46,813,043 $22,267,945
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $912,985 $583,893
09 Wood Prod. $49,809,022 $227,156
10 Paper Prod. $52,222,535 $2,091,961
11 Textiles Prod. $19,883,445 $5,936,110
12 Dress Access. $2,024,248 $877,627
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,412,223 $2,176,800
14 Precious Metals/stones $21,034,569 $167,315,380
15 Base Metal Prod. $90,315,279 $63,180,586
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $586,989,156 $151,694,970
17 Vehicles and Equip. $170,061,364 $49,337,251
18 Specialized Inst. $84,815,542 $117,877,824
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,420,514 $959,048
20 Misc. Articles $27,529,927 $4,345,280
21 Antiques $985,292 $1,627,918

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 23.59
Total Area: 7,713,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1 Australian $ (AUD)(2014)
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Australia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1595.06 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 67614.5 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.71 2.53
Inflation: (%) 2.49 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.07 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,758,144,871
Canadian imports from country: $1,440,052,339
FDI in Canada: $5569 million
CDI in Australia: $26432 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Michael Small


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16