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Fact Sheet

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Austria

Official Title:
Republic of Austria


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 - Austria
Year Exports Imports
2012 $322,725,177 $1,338,150,249
2013 $422,426,496 $1,482,130,232
2014 $271,739,945 $1,685,611,688
2015 $328,717,101 $1,791,017,097
2016 $229,090,188 $1,748,952,058
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Austria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $713,505 $2,715,389
02 Veg. Prod. $1,260,651 $2,254,636
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $172,895
04 Food Prod. $665,425 $29,153,695
05 Mineral Prod. $87,659 $517,539
06 Chemical Prod. $8,866,012 $232,167,789
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,257,777 $80,006,638
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $366,096 $843,187
09 Wood Prod. $2,551,198 $66,354,519
10 Paper Prod. $1,664,660 $17,565,556
11 Textiles Prod. $1,247,155 $9,572,193
12 Dress Access. $145,648 $1,515,473
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $303,012 $32,623,894
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,044,308 $2,469,650
15 Base Metal Prod. $12,891,914 $187,913,108
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $38,606,811 $657,622,588
17 Vehicles and Equip. $90,493,758 $171,921,509
18 Specialized Inst. $21,925,445 $72,752,554
19 Arms & Ammunition $200,906 $2,683,844
20 Misc. Articles $1,744,472 $69,286,876
21 Antiques $1,099,559 $1,002,906

Capital: Vienna
Population (million): 8.62
Total Area: 83,858km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: October 26
Language(s): German


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral Federal Assembly with a 61-seat Federal Council (Bundesrat) (between 3 & 12 representatives per state, actual number based on population of states) and a 183-seat National Council (Nationalrat). Administrative divisions: 9 states (Länder). Governing Grand Coalition: Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) & Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).

Head of State:
Presidents of the National Council Doris Bures, Karlheinz Kopf, Norbert Hofer

Head of Government:
Chancellor Christian Kern(SPÖ)

Ministers:
Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs: Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
Economy, Science & Research: Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP)
Finance: Hans Jörg Schelling (ÖVP)

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), Freedom Party (FPÖ), The Greens (Grünen), NEOS - The New Austria (NEOS), Team Stronach for Austria (TS). National Council (Nationalrat): SPÖ: 52; ÖVP: 51; FPÖ: 38; Greens: 24; NEOS: 9; TS: 6; non-aligned: 3. President-elect Alexander Van der Bellen will take office on January 26, 2017.

Elections:
President (6 year term): next in 2022. Bundesrat (5-6 year term), Nationalrat (5 year term): next in 2018 (or earlier).


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Austria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 479.82 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 55,658.50 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.86 1.08
Inflation: (%) 0.81 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.73 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $229,090,188
Canadian imports from country: $1,748,952,058
FDI in Canada: $947 million (2015)
CDI in Austria: $559 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Stefan Pehringer

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mark Bailey


March 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16