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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 $19,360,787,106 $58,640,520,180
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $789,623,279 $430,446,547
02 Veg. Prod. $3,457,222,647 $407,401,555
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $499,719,899 $15,353,401
04 Food Prod. $113,288,323 $416,544,597
05 Mineral Prod. $3,348,531,318 $204,680,817
06 Chemical Prod. $1,532,267,536 $1,293,126,114
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $481,369,425 $2,876,302,648
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $416,575,886 $1,211,782,000
09 Wood Prod. $1,924,121,283 $695,002,846
10 Paper Prod. $2,888,759,101 $781,972,627
11 Textiles Prod. $25,994,872 $5,744,593,198
12 Dress Access. $890,126 $2,063,098,881
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,778,853 $1,136,081,975
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,606,099 $328,524,902
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,150,165,182 $5,004,539,138
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,209,639,759 $25,712,608,627
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,001,353,600 $2,119,610,920
18 Specialized Inst. $328,801,678 $1,363,918,661
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,386 $28,755,496
20 Misc. Articles $87,717,202 $6,757,535,308
21 Antiques $4,146,457 $15,603,883

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: $19,360,787,106
Canadian imports from country: $58,640,520,180
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


May 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20