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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
2009 $3,936,632,944 $11,300,778,053
2010 $3,955,358,135 $12,808,810,977
2011 $3,578,329,088 $14,297,888,488
2012 $3,456,360,026 $15,400,078,971
2013 $3,137,809,507 $15,962,281,149
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Germany
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $34,422,550 $41,494,531
02 Veg. Prod. $120,408,854 $56,053,975
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15,354,915 $1,607,475
04 Food Prod. $59,318,866 $290,624,275
05 Mineral Prod. $534,444,487 $158,756,187
06 Chemical Prod. $271,231,611 $2,578,005,746
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $43,526,441 $502,652,032
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $22,763,392 $15,146,771
09 Wood Prod. $24,941,232 $69,616,803
10 Paper Prod. $140,043,652 $128,459,981
11 Textiles Prod. $27,539,727 $80,157,137
12 Dress Access. $4,961,263 $21,587,407
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,003,250 $123,594,615
14 Precious Metals/stones $176,049,563 $30,648,909
15 Base Metal Prod. $135,702,759 $997,790,281
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $875,390,106 $5,423,986,622
17 Vehicles and Equip. $154,624,694 $4,127,748,554
18 Specialized Inst. $221,728,307 $974,253,094
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,190,638 $22,428,079
20 Misc. Articles $32,854,162 $172,740,340
21 Antiques $4,131,456 $7,907,232

Capital: Berlin
Population (million): 80.8
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Germany Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3744.73 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 46345.65 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.53 2.02
Inflation: (%) 1.6 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.31 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $3,137,809,507
Canadian imports from country: $15,962,281,149
FDI in Canada: $10114 million
CDI in Germany: $8230 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Werner Wnendt

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marie Gervais-Vidricaire


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19