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Chile

Official Title:
Republic of Chile


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 - Chile
Year Exports Imports
2009 $644,565,827 $1,730,859,206
2010 $587,467,124 $1,872,339,204
2011 $818,777,273 $1,910,900,301
2012 $789,003,696 $1,677,171,207
2013 $808,206,225 $1,752,685,512
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Chile
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $33,156,438 $139,405,135
02 Veg. Prod. $79,504,350 $466,991,120
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $45,574,216 $3,991,539
04 Food Prod. $6,561,582 $147,465,080
05 Mineral Prod. $86,152,322 $29,072,724
06 Chemical Prod. $117,919,817 $46,943,054
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $54,790,326 $23,864,589
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $692,183 $199,096
09 Wood Prod. $4,270,080 $59,885,417
10 Paper Prod. $11,909,764 $798,435
11 Textiles Prod. $7,817,781 $1,213,867
12 Dress Access. $1,278,192 $3,988
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,907,235 $1,998,335
14 Precious Metals/stones $71,070 $405,236,969
15 Base Metal Prod. $38,681,453 $414,038,861
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $218,703,424 $7,194,861
17 Vehicles and Equip. $63,306,540 $3,561,256
18 Specialized Inst. $24,080,168 $185,901
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $5,588
20 Misc. Articles $6,588,131 $289,068
21 Antiques $ $319,838

Capital: Santiago
Population (million): 17.557
Total Area: 756,950km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 480.4 Chilean peso (CLP)(2013)
National Holiday: September 18
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential. Bicameral congress consisting of a Senate of 38 members elected to serve 8-year terms and a 120-member Chamber of Deputies serving 4-year terms.

Head of State:
President Michelle Bachelet Jeria

Head of Government:
President Michelle Bachelet Jeria

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Heraldo Muñoz
Finance: Alberto Arenas
Economy, Development and Tourism: Felipe Luis Céspedes

Main Political Parties:
Figures represent the number of members in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, respectively: New Majority (Nueva Mayoría) - Comprised of 7 principal parties: 67/21; Alliance for Chile (Alianza por Chile) - Comprised of 2 parties: 49 /16; Independent: 4/1

Elections:
2017 (Legislative and Presidential)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Chile Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 285.12 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 16239.9 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.23 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.79 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.93 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $808,206,225
Canadian imports from country: $1,752,685,512
FDI in Canada: $7 million (2012)
CDI in Chile: $13726 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Roberto Ibarra

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Fuller


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17