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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 $1,135,684,397 $1,724,336,121
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Chile
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $43,353,867 $182,695,435
02 Veg. Prod. $143,928,818 $417,375,502
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $90,406,946 $6,915,564
04 Food Prod. $9,259,591 $162,794,011
05 Mineral Prod. $300,774,567 $75,016,029
06 Chemical Prod. $122,635,125 $33,803,937
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $55,620,218 $22,829,059
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $295,801 $16,313
09 Wood Prod. $4,385,998 $60,539,599
10 Paper Prod. $12,732,143 $4,473,636
11 Textiles Prod. $9,098,983 $1,361,654
12 Dress Access. $1,062,580 $4,422
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,508,890 $2,040,529
14 Precious Metals/stones $16,876 $344,121,280
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,504,143 $397,610,628
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $184,597,447 $9,080,117
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 $4,748,713 $606,770
21 Antiques $6,225 $893

Capital: Santiago
Population (million): 17.819
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: Rodrigo Valdés
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Chile Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 284.92 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 15989.47 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.84 2.53
Inflation: (%) 4.39 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.39 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,135,684,397
Canadian imports from country: $1,724,336,121
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Chile: $18331 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Alfonso Silva

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Fuller


May 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17