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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 $20,968,623,764 $64,359,241,988
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,449,096,155 $507,094,429
02 Veg. Prod. $4,102,293,852 $528,583,621
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $584,860,254 $27,169,622
04 Food Prod. $374,455,107 $474,826,734
05 Mineral Prod. $2,309,600,719 $247,328,327
06 Chemical Prod. $1,434,976,825 $1,448,200,504
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $452,243,331 $3,197,195,720
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $377,859,028 $1,224,632,804
09 Wood Prod. $1,561,287,085 $746,761,903
10 Paper Prod. $3,248,961,956 $915,775,389
11 Textiles Prod. $25,299,747 $6,083,250,280
12 Dress Access. $3,301,043 $2,053,389,008
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $14,931,011 $1,370,452,645
14 Precious Metals/stones $63,762,204 $357,792,593
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,214,351,825 $5,050,119,011
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,112,578,884 $28,044,485,448
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,999,457,199 $2,557,001,654
18 Specialized Inst. $475,669,432 $1,652,820,970
19 Arms & Ammunition $14,241 $19,620,935
20 Misc. Articles $106,159,367 $7,788,574,761
21 Antiques $2,217,435 $16,073,588

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1,373.49
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: 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 (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $20,968,623,764
Canadian imports from country: $64,359,241,988
FDI in Canada: $20,581 million (2015)
CDI in China: $12,410 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-Designate Lu Shaye

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-Designate John McCallum


February 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20