Taiwan

Official Title:


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 - Taiwan
Year Exports Imports
2012 $1,463,941,176 $4,581,496,726
2013 $1,505,591,084 $4,714,491,070
2014 $1,397,463,204 $4,624,575,638
2015 $1,457,131,173 $5,457,653,263
2016 $1,585,209,524 $5,080,385,887
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Taiwan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $115,041,759 $36,831,374
02 Veg. Prod. $77,321,798 $21,809,926
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $17,356,252 $2,462,920
04 Food Prod. $44,834,173 $56,432,016
05 Mineral Prod. $419,327,675 $14,511,968
06 Chemical Prod. $134,542,605 $86,795,928
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $42,520,797 $370,222,778
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $16,102,452 $11,337,936
09 Wood Prod. $90,908,738 $5,504,008
10 Paper Prod. $167,879,871 $26,810,355
11 Textiles Prod. $3,230,832 $129,145,128
12 Dress Access. $221,283 $21,377,399
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,532,256 $37,553,756
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,798,446 $1,725,375
15 Base Metal Prod. $215,020,722 $932,650,078
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $98,467,114 $2,325,160,806
17 Vehicles and Equip. $76,920,167 $569,590,993
18 Specialized Inst. $43,002,356 $144,663,313
19 Arms & Ammunition $49,330 $8,463,594
20 Misc. Articles $3,920,563 $271,679,750
21 Antiques $193,041 $142,867

Capital: Taipei
Population (million): 23.54
Total Area: 36,006km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 24.3154 Taiwan $ (TWD) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: N/A
Language(s): Mandarin, Taiwanese (or Minnan dialect), Hakka, Aboriginal languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral Legislature: Legislative Yuan. NB: Under Canada’s One China policy, Canada does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state and does not maintain official, government-to-government relations with Taipei.

Head of State:
President TSAI Ing-Wen

Head of Government:
Premier LAI, William

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: LEE David
Economic Affairs: SHEN, Jong-Chin

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), New Power Party (NPP), People First Party (PFP)

Elections:
Last: January 2016 (Presidential/Legislative)


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Taiwan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 700.46 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 29,756.18 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.4 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.39 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 3.92 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,585,209,524
Canadian imports from country: $5,080,385,887
FDI in Canada: $134 million
CDI in Taiwan: $18 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Representative KUNG Chung-chen

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Executive Director Mario STE-MARIE


September 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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