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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
2011 $16,810,113,797 $48,188,204,249
2012 $19,366,354,963 $50,722,524,003
2013 $20,491,710,553 $52,737,325,316
2014 $19,339,448,904 $58,660,094,600
2015 $20,221,443,377 $65,649,625,851
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,175,193,575 $436,489,005
02 Veg. Prod. $3,901,173,999 $497,552,973
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $563,131,122 $31,543,918
04 Food Prod. $194,572,870 $446,997,989
05 Mineral Prod. $2,176,050,724 $132,971,092
06 Chemical Prod. $1,785,364,889 $1,391,483,356
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $437,569,770 $3,184,217,709
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $458,057,475 $1,329,085,514
09 Wood Prod. $1,622,515,408 $723,087,251
10 Paper Prod. $3,398,172,956 $879,591,847
11 Textiles Prod. $27,409,493 $6,359,261,738
12 Dress Access. $2,091,954 $2,294,550,748
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $15,370,829 $1,329,309,576
14 Precious Metals/stones $134,802,532 $359,954,272
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,454,159,935 $5,411,704,485
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,094,806,956 $28,702,032,036
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,242,759,117 $2,791,717,804
18 Specialized Inst. $396,984,088 $1,630,652,968
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,372 $21,270,636
20 Misc. Articles $67,371,880 $7,633,251,690
21 Antiques $2,685,161 $17,215,802

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1,373.49
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4.87 Renminbi (CNY)(2015 - 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: GAO Hucheng

Main Political Parties:
Chinese Communist Party

Elections:


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14,335.33 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 10,437.16 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.9 1.08
Inflation: (%) 1.44 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 4.05 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $20,221,443,377
Canadian imports from country: $65,649,625,851
FDI in Canada: $20,581 million
CDI in China: $12,410 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Wang Weitian

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’Affaires Cindy Termorshuizen


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2012-07-20