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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.
 
5-year trade
Canada - China
Year Exports Imports
2010 $13,232,243,495 $44,524,120,369
2011 $16,810,113,797 $48,188,204,249
2012 $19,366,354,963 $50,722,524,003
2013 $20,497,647,100 $52,730,754,948
2014 $19,387,589,050 $58,660,444,525
 
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $789,623,279 $430,446,839
02 Veg. Prod. $3,457,357,276 $407,448,497
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $499,719,899 $15,318,173
04 Food Prod. $113,298,307 $416,424,853
05 Mineral Prod. $3,374,167,646 $217,522,306
06 Chemical Prod. $1,532,271,343 $1,293,153,083
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $481,494,682 $2,874,486,454
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $416,575,886 $1,212,062,894
09 Wood Prod. $1,924,121,283 $694,866,916
10 Paper Prod. $2,888,772,694 $782,378,107
11 Textiles Prod. $25,994,872 $5,744,058,629
12 Dress Access. $890,126 $2,062,919,019
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,778,853 $1,136,079,625
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,606,099 $328,392,532
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,150,177,479 $5,005,739,244
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,209,467,118 $25,720,040,445
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,002,136,216 $2,119,690,548
18 Specialized Inst. $329,045,424 $1,363,824,554
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,386 $28,755,413
20 Misc. Articles $87,717,202 $6,758,181,158
21 Antiques $4,146,457 $15,604,158

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1367.82
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.56 Renminbi (CNY)(2014)
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 11464.78 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 8381.79 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.36 2.53
Inflation: (%) 1.99 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 4.09 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $19,387,589,050
Canadian imports from country: $58,660,444,525
FDI in Canada: $25080 million
CDI in China: $6794 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques


July 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20