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China

Official Title:
People’s Republic of China


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 - China
Year Exports Imports
2012 $19,366,354,963 $50,722,524,003
2013 $20,491,710,553 $52,737,325,316
2014 $19,294,905,185 $58,688,302,958
2015 $20,172,582,725 $65,656,783,311
2016 $20,972,382,809 $64,386,188,202
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,449,851,667 $506,418,184
02 Veg. Prod. $4,102,293,852 $527,788,343
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $585,163,538 $27,169,163
04 Food Prod. $374,458,137 $475,883,460
05 Mineral Prod. $2,309,152,010 $247,031,701
06 Chemical Prod. $1,434,976,832 $1,449,000,829
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $452,632,050 $3,199,482,838
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $377,880,383 $1,225,197,571
09 Wood Prod. $1,561,297,342 $746,956,929
10 Paper Prod. $3,248,700,351 $917,483,093
11 Textiles Prod. $25,299,747 $6,084,703,394
12 Dress Access. $3,301,043 $2,053,851,375
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $15,142,069 $1,371,490,969
14 Precious Metals/stones $63,794,754 $358,354,829
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,214,938,922 $5,052,093,905
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,114,617,967 $28,053,563,682
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,999,666,200 $2,561,878,313
18 Specialized Inst. $475,870,384 $1,653,827,050
19 Arms & Ammunition $14,241 $19,669,982
20 Misc. Articles $106,167,225 $7,790,135,158
21 Antiques $2,217,435 $16,074,273

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1,382.71
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.0143 Renminbi (CNY) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day, 1 October
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, other languages


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
One Party Socialist Republic

Head of State:
President XI Jinping

Head of Government:
Premier LI Keqiang

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: WANG Yi
Commerce: ZHONG Shan

Main Political Parties:
Chinese Communist Party

Elections:


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14,866.91 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 10,752.01 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.7 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 4.02 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $20,972,382,809
Canadian imports from country: $64,386,188,202
FDI in Canada: $21,393 million
CDI in China: $13,257 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Lu Shaye

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John McCallum


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20