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Germany

Official Title:
Federal Republic of Germany


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 - Germany
Year Exports Imports
2010 $3,936,632,944 $11,300,778,053
2011 $3,955,358,135 $12,808,810,977
2012 $3,578,329,088 $14,297,888,488
2013 $3,456,360,026 $15,400,078,971
2014 $3,140,943,326 $15,968,360,719
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Germany
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $34,290,659 $41,494,531
02 Veg. Prod. $120,408,854 $56,058,832
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15,354,915 $1,607,389
04 Food Prod. $58,647,509 $290,611,493
05 Mineral Prod. $534,444,487 $158,483,285
06 Chemical Prod. $271,639,671 $2,577,993,788
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $43,453,776 $502,764,532
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $22,754,276 $15,132,405
09 Wood Prod. $24,941,232 $69,628,855
10 Paper Prod. $140,049,652 $128,461,649
11 Textiles Prod. $27,539,727 $80,185,943
12 Dress Access. $4,961,263 $21,587,896
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,003,250 $123,641,797
14 Precious Metals/stones $181,040,542 $30,650,444
15 Base Metal Prod. $135,415,222 $998,092,186
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $875,376,149 $5,426,466,614
17 Vehicles and Equip. $154,140,060 $4,129,335,397
18 Specialized Inst. $221,730,591 $974,864,855
19 Arms & Ammunition $10,634,102 $23,393,736
20 Misc. Articles $32,824,886 $172,878,136
21 Antiques $4,133,456 $7,907,232

Capital: Berlin
Population (million): 81.1
Total Area: 357,021km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR)(2014)
National Holiday: October 3
Language(s): German


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral parliament with a Bundestag (Federal Assembly - 631 seat) and a Bundesrat (Federal Council - 69 seat). The Bundesrat is determined by the composition of the state-level governments. Chancellor elected by an absolute majority of the Bundestag. Cabinet appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Chancellor. Administrative divisions: 16 Länder (states). Governing coalition: Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), and Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Head of State:
President Joachim Gauck

Head of Government:
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD)
Finance: Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU)
Economics and Energy: Sigmar Gabriel (SPD)

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party (SPD), Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), Left Party, Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). Bundestag: CDU/CSU (311), SPD (193), Left Party (64), The Greens (63)

Elections:
President: 5 year term; next in 2017. Bundestag members: 4 year term; next in 2017.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Germany Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 4262.74 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 52561.53 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.61 2.53
Inflation: (%) 0.79 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 4.98 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $3,140,943,326
Canadian imports from country: $15,968,360,719
FDI in Canada: $13894 million
CDI in Germany: $4547 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Werner Wnendt

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marie Gervais-Vidricaire


May 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19