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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
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 $19,387,833,374 $58,660,160,407
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $789,787,079 $430,473,989
02 Veg. Prod. $3,457,357,276 $407,622,437
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $499,708,441 $15,270,559
04 Food Prod. $113,298,307 $415,955,088
05 Mineral Prod. $3,374,167,646 $217,301,383
06 Chemical Prod. $1,532,271,343 $1,293,429,857
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $481,494,682 $2,873,171,547
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $416,575,886 $1,211,418,645
09 Wood Prod. $1,924,121,283 $694,908,871
10 Paper Prod. $2,888,772,694 $782,587,229
11 Textiles Prod. $25,994,872 $5,743,595,609
12 Dress Access. $890,126 $2,063,185,678
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,778,853 $1,137,075,871
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,606,099 $328,427,641
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,150,180,085 $5,006,774,465
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,209,556,494 $25,719,182,459
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,002,136,216 $2,120,193,245
18 Specialized Inst. $329,045,424 $1,364,324,168
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,386 $28,725,638
20 Misc. Articles $87,717,202 $6,756,873,193
21 Antiques $4,146,457 $15,603,752

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

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 11438.42 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 8362.51 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.3 2.44
Inflation: (%) 1.99 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 4.09 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $19,387,833,374
Canadian imports from country: $58,660,160,407
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


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20