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Fact Sheet

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European Union

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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 - European Union
Year Exports Imports
2010 $ $
2011 $ $
2012 $ $
2013 $ $
2014 $ $
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - European Union
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $475,568 $361,937
02 Veg. Prod. $2,611,430 $515,234
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $23,889 $200,995
04 Food Prod. $510,258 $3,430,561
05 Mineral Prod. $6,394,951 $4,309,459
06 Chemical Prod. $3,042,294 $10,107,008
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $424,554 $1,664,310
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $177,949 $628,463
09 Wood Prod. $460,876 $222,927
10 Paper Prod. $661,954 $698,830
11 Textiles Prod. $185,419 $888,792
12 Dress Access. $20,180 $362,775
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $54,733 $701,264
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,202,992 $1,598,061
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,859,118 $3,499,375
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,627,714 $15,170,819
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,002,645 $8,519,854
18 Specialized Inst. $1,159,625 $2,792,388
19 Arms & Ammunition $62,490,547 $118,074,381
20 Misc. Articles $256,596 $1,063,243
21 Antiques $63,793,078 $125,361,719

Capital: Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg
Population (million): 0
Total Area: 4,422,773km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR)(2014 - Annual average)
National Holiday: May 9 (Schuman Day)
Language(s): 24 official


Political Information

Type of State:
Union of member states

Type of Government:
Union of 28 Member States. Institutions: European Council, Council of the EU, European Commission, European Parliament, Court of Justice, European Court of Auditors, European Central Bank. Rotating EU Presidency: Luxembourg: July 1 � December 31, 2015 Netherlands: January 1 � June 30, 2016

Head of State:
President European Council Donald Tusk

Head of Government:
President European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker

Ministers:
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Federica Mogherini
Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström

Main Political Parties:
Seat Distribution: (European Parliament) Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) (EPP): 219; Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D): 191; European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR): 72; Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE): 68; European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL): 52; The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA): 50; Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD): 47; Non-attached Members (NI): 52

Elections:
European Parliament: 751 members (5 year terms) until 2019


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type European Union Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 20462.58 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 0 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.46 2.44
Inflation: (%) 0.54 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: $215083 million
CDI in European Union: $166322 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Dan Costello


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-11-19