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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
2010 $587,467,124 $1,872,339,204
2011 $818,770,832 $1,911,384,912
2012 $789,366,286 $1,677,180,940
2013 $799,770,517 $1,757,012,405
2014 $1,136,008,540 $1,724,367,931
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Chile
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $43,353,867 $182,695,435
02 Veg. Prod. $143,928,818 $417,420,962
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $90,406,946 $6,915,548
04 Food Prod. $9,498,807 $162,793,551
05 Mineral Prod. $300,774,393 $75,015,752
06 Chemical Prod. $122,640,215 $33,803,925
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $55,656,990 $22,828,066
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $295,801 $16,313
09 Wood Prod. $4,385,998 $60,543,724
10 Paper Prod. $12,732,143 $4,473,636
11 Textiles Prod. $9,098,983 $1,361,654
12 Dress Access. $1,107,944 $4,422
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,508,890 $2,028,116
14 Precious Metals/stones $16,876 $344,121,280
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,504,143 $397,610,427
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $184,595,726 $9,079,203
17 Vehicles and Equip. $92,181,786 $1,936,432
18 Specialized Inst. $22,775,773 $283,330
19 Arms & Ammunition $393,789 $810,810
20 Misc. Articles $4,748,309 $606,757
21 Antiques $6,225 $893

Capital: Santiago
Population (million): 17.557
Total Area: 756,950km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 516 Chilean peso (CLP)(2014)
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) 285.26 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 16247.64 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.17 2.02
Inflation: (%) 1.79 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.93 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,136,008,540
Canadian imports from country: $1,724,367,931
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Chile: $16642 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Alfonso Silva

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Fuller


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17