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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.
 
5-year 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. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg
Population (million): 507
Total Area: 4,422,773km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR)(2014)
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: Latvia: January 1 � June 30, 2015 Luxembourg: July 1 � December 31, 2015

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 Malmstr�m

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) 20427.49 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 40357 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.4 2.53
Inflation: (%) 0.53 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 10.2 6.92

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 David Plunkett


July 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-11-19