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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
2009 $11,151,433,323 $39,660,839,947
2010 $13,232,243,495 $44,524,120,369
2011 $16,810,113,797 $48,188,204,249
2012 $19,366,391,089 $50,720,323,806
2013 $20,497,679,366 $52,728,069,572
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - China
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $767,785,133 $377,554,216
02 Veg. Prod. $3,195,194,838 $364,371,282
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,065,507,186 $17,637,599
04 Food Prod. $92,391,331 $385,914,772
05 Mineral Prod. $4,827,367,851 $106,261,683
06 Chemical Prod. $1,409,079,457 $1,081,370,233
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $491,803,626 $2,551,797,746
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $542,115,610 $1,105,862,238
09 Wood Prod. $1,890,364,247 $628,313,853
10 Paper Prod. $2,779,008,399 $733,883,039
11 Textiles Prod. $22,128,279 $5,364,417,403
12 Dress Access. $808,028 $1,856,249,325
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $22,855,470 $973,658,515
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,058,641 $315,888,019
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,135,888,929 $4,071,541,497
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,062,005,222 $23,229,734,905
17 Vehicles and Equip. $778,080,182 $2,171,911,810
18 Specialized Inst. $296,665,864 $1,253,225,204
19 Arms & Ammunition $20,601 $28,073,215
20 Misc. Articles $48,370,190 $6,064,798,916
21 Antiques $3,173,245 $14,517,601

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1360.763
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.01 Renminbi (CNY)(2013)
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 9752.39 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 7166.85 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.7 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.62 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $20,497,679,366
Canadian imports from country: $52,728,069,572
FDI in Canada: $16697 million
CDI in China: $4917 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20