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Fact Sheet

France

Official Title:
French Republic


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 - France
Year Exports Imports
2012 $3,381,693,340 $5,016,366,298
2013 $3,143,665,487 $5,385,134,032
2014 $3,312,415,869 $5,961,910,435
2015 $3,136,583,499 $6,803,760,379
2016 $3,403,963,847 $5,978,570,306
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - France
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $92,940,601 $64,647,226
02 Veg. Prod. $322,861,687 $54,243,954
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $584,023 $5,667,068
04 Food Prod. $63,432,898 $869,420,743
05 Mineral Prod. $536,361,662 $53,699,513
06 Chemical Prod. $193,920,200 $1,142,643,495
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $50,339,653 $275,933,206
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $11,264,694 $101,202,743
09 Wood Prod. $28,556,949 $14,166,825
10 Paper Prod. $106,930,776 $162,252,405
11 Textiles Prod. $6,961,826 $72,763,904
12 Dress Access. $2,769,856 $10,579,544
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $12,010,071 $58,167,557
14 Precious Metals/stones $5,919,498 $64,279,946
15 Base Metal Prod. $87,343,493 $275,221,971
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,048,868,716 $1,465,018,809
17 Vehicles and Equip. $505,371,589 $765,647,046
18 Specialized Inst. $171,669,725 $289,603,919
19 Arms & Ammunition $8,828,160 $3,898,977
20 Misc. Articles $26,072,006 $69,521,628
21 Antiques $47,700,143 $28,255,904

Capital: Paris
Population (million): 64.61
Total Area: 547,030km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: July 14, Bastille Day
Language(s): French


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential democracy. Bicameral parliament with a 348-seat Senate (Sénat) (315 for metropolitan France, 21 for overseas departments and territories, and 12 for French nationals abroad) and a 577-seat National Assembly (Assemblée nationale). Prime Minister nominated by the National Assembly majority and appointed by the President. Council of Ministers (Cabinet) appointed by the President on the suggestion of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 18 regions and 101 departments. Governing party: The Republic on the March! (LREM).

Head of State:
President Emmanuel Macron

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe

Ministers:
European and Foreign Affairs: Jean-Yves Le Drian
Armies: Florence Parly
Economy: Bruno Le Maire

Main Political Parties:
National Assembly: The Republic on the March! (LREM) 308; The Republicans (LR) 113; Democratic Movement (MoDem) 42; Socialist Party (PS) 30; Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) 17; The Disobedient France (LFI) 17; Leftist Front (various) 12; French Communist Party (PCF) 10; National Front (FN) 8; Radical Left Party (PRG) 3; Europe Ecology The Greens (EELV) 1; Stand-up France (DLF) 1 Senate : The Republicans (LR) 138; Socialist and Republican Group (SOC) 85; Centrist Union Group (UC) 42; the Republic on the March! (LREM) 29; Communist, Republican and Citizen Group (CRC) 18; European Democratic and Social Group (RDSE) 16; Administrative Gathering of Senators on No Group List (RASNAG) 19.

Elections:
President: 5 year term. Next in April 2022. Senate: 6 year term. Next in September 2020. National Assembly: 5 year term. Next in June 2022.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type France Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3,264.36 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 50,528.29 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.21 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.31 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 10.04 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $3,403,963,847
Canadian imports from country: $5,978,570,306
FDI in Canada: $8,059 million
CDI in France: $8,474 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kareen Rispal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-Designate Isabelle Hudon


October 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19