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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
2011 $16,810,113,797 $48,188,204,249
2012 $19,366,354,963 $50,722,524,003
2013 $20,491,710,553 $52,737,325,316
2014 $19,339,448,904 $58,660,094,600
2015 $20,222,464,668 $65,633,177,909
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,174,722,178 $436,867,667
02 Veg. Prod. $3,901,173,999 $497,644,514
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $563,031,582 $31,541,576
04 Food Prod. $194,572,870 $446,663,532
05 Mineral Prod. $2,176,050,724 $133,293,203
06 Chemical Prod. $1,785,364,889 $1,391,858,643
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $437,566,771 $3,185,337,807
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $458,057,475 $1,328,493,131
09 Wood Prod. $1,623,680,245 $723,235,757
10 Paper Prod. $3,398,206,157 $879,837,417
11 Textiles Prod. $27,409,493 $6,360,110,180
12 Dress Access. $2,091,954 $2,294,807,965
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $15,370,829 $1,329,152,436
14 Precious Metals/stones $134,802,532 $360,211,536
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,454,308,693 $5,411,116,914
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,091,439,008 $28,676,890,084
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,242,759,117 $2,790,935,255
18 Specialized Inst. $396,984,088 $1,630,389,702
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,372 $21,313,460
20 Misc. Articles $67,372,975 $7,636,644,409
21 Antiques $2,685,161 $17,229,056

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1374.62
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4.87 Renminbi (CNY)(2015 - 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) 14043.86 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 10216.54 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.9 1.18
Inflation: (%) 1.44 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 4.05 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $20,222,464,668
Canadian imports from country: $65,633,177,909
FDI in Canada: $20581 million
CDI in China: $12410 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques


May 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20