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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 $48,183,996,195
2012 $19,365,835,420 $50,718,819,596
2013 $20,517,319,689 $52,716,736,457
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - China
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $780,852,344 $377,296,998
02 Veg. Prod. $3,177,567,615 $365,383,627
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,065,507,186 $17,554,005
04 Food Prod. $93,075,474 $386,318,397
05 Mineral Prod. $4,827,464,863 $106,927,136
06 Chemical Prod. $1,409,635,192 $1,082,046,128
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $493,963,337 $2,551,134,765
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $542,348,053 $1,105,149,319
09 Wood Prod. $1,892,458,382 $628,297,087
10 Paper Prod. $2,743,779,370 $732,777,739
11 Textiles Prod. $24,242,850 $5,363,257,420
12 Dress Access. $837,432 $1,855,978,026
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $22,854,371 $972,899,524
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,096,729 $315,425,076
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,170,200,831 $4,074,678,086
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,074,244,643 $23,202,842,588
17 Vehicles and Equip. $781,102,551 $2,171,451,547
18 Specialized Inst. $297,245,341 $1,251,796,830
19 Arms & Ammunition $20,601 $28,085,164
20 Misc. Articles $49,606,922 $6,082,588,931
21 Antiques $3,208,565 $14,514,078

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) 9451.4 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 6945.66 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.67 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.63 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $20,517,319,689
Canadian imports from country: $52,716,736,457
FDI in Canada: $12037 million (2012)
CDI in China: $4239 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador ZHANG Junsai

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20