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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 $1,791,012,223
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 $1,867,651
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $109,632
04 Food Prod. $1,066,981 $29,743,607
05 Mineral Prod. $2,655,237 $563,447
06 Chemical Prod. $5,984,852 $218,476,976
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,377,222 $67,910,586
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $666,766 $691,456
09 Wood Prod. $1,158,054 $58,365,140
10 Paper Prod. $1,331,053 $17,748,695
11 Textiles Prod. $537,097 $7,199,941
12 Dress Access. $103,811 $832,088
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $305,824 $41,791,139
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,445,158 $3,383,365
15 Base Metal Prod. $11,820,844 $209,138,081
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $37,092,079 $655,743,942
17 Vehicles and Equip. $180,088,158 $173,392,169
18 Specialized Inst. $19,810,317 $74,632,536
19 Arms & Ammunition $260,440 $2,813,251
20 Misc. Articles $19,258,591 $60,847,427
21 Antiques $579,214 $8,844,942

Capital: Vienna
Population (million): 8.62
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:
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.

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) 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 (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $328,671,447
Canadian imports from country: $1,791,012,223
FDI in Canada: $947 million
CDI in Austria: $559 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Arno Riedel

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mark Bailey


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16