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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 $19,275,356,350 $58,613,455,794
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - China
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $791,050,089 $430,002,242
02 Veg. Prod. $3,457,465,999 $407,461,247
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $499,719,899 $15,298,338
04 Food Prod. $129,577,429 $416,858,882
05 Mineral Prod. $3,234,829,532 $204,679,362
06 Chemical Prod. $1,532,267,536 $1,291,356,755
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $481,377,795 $2,875,620,260
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $416,575,886 $1,211,726,649
09 Wood Prod. $1,924,156,261 $694,931,668
10 Paper Prod. $2,888,829,977 $780,752,797
11 Textiles Prod. $25,994,872 $5,743,418,183
12 Dress Access. $890,126 $2,062,908,899
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,850,936 $1,138,560,020
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,606,099 $328,548,259
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,151,690,836 $5,000,237,649
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,209,590,560 $25,703,478,876
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,010,067,931 $2,113,806,384
18 Specialized Inst. $328,809,515 $1,362,206,582
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,386 $28,741,978
20 Misc. Articles $87,686,302 $6,754,741,265
21 Antiques $4,146,457 $15,956,959

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1360.763
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 (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 (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $19,275,356,350
Canadian imports from country: $58,613,455,794
FDI in Canada: $16697 million (2013)
CDI in China: $4917 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20