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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
2011 $390,881,251 $1,278,578,965
2012 $322,725,177 $1,338,150,249
2013 $422,426,496 $1,482,130,232
2014 $271,679,912 $1,684,653,507
2015 $328,671,447 $1,790,655,343
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Austria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $286,695 $1,950,092
02 Veg. Prod. $1,372,258 $1,867,089
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $109,632
04 Food Prod. $1,066,981 $29,711,432
05 Mineral Prod. $2,655,237 $563,447
06 Chemical Prod. $5,984,852 $218,497,883
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,377,222 $67,922,009
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $666,766 $691,456
09 Wood Prod. $1,158,054 $58,365,144
10 Paper Prod. $1,331,053 $18,210,769
11 Textiles Prod. $537,097 $7,200,027
12 Dress Access. $103,811 $832,088
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $305,824 $42,056,811
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,445,158 $3,396,533
15 Base Metal Prod. $11,820,844 $209,245,691
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $37,092,079 $655,797,865
17 Vehicles and Equip. $180,088,158 $173,392,168
18 Specialized Inst. $19,810,317 $74,698,805
19 Arms & Ammunition $260,440 $2,813,251
20 Misc. Articles $19,258,591 $60,390,471
21 Antiques $579,214 $8,844,942

Capital: Vienna
Population (million): 8.556
Total Area: 83,858km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.71 EURO (EUR)(2015 - 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:
President Alexander Van der Bellen

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.

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


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Austria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 478.4 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 55910.39 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.88 1.18
Inflation: (%) 0.8 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.73 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $328,671,447
Canadian imports from country: $1,790,655,343
FDI in Canada: $947 million
CDI in Austria: $559 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Arno Riedel

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mark Bailey


July 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16