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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.
Bilateral Product 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 $3,141,265,567 $15,963,284,313
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Germany
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $34,290,659 $41,535,286
02 Veg. Prod. $120,408,854 $56,072,405
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15,354,915 $1,607,389
04 Food Prod. $58,647,509 $290,615,663
05 Mineral Prod. $534,444,487 $158,481,276
06 Chemical Prod. $271,692,057 $2,578,061,722
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $43,453,776 $501,954,138
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $22,754,276 $15,122,305
09 Wood Prod. $24,941,232 $69,583,175
10 Paper Prod. $140,049,720 $129,812,202
11 Textiles Prod. $27,558,863 $80,163,046
12 Dress Access. $4,961,263 $21,591,642
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,003,250 $123,651,070
14 Precious Metals/stones $181,040,542 $30,649,162
15 Base Metal Prod. $135,415,222 $991,048,623
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $875,423,959 $5,427,931,056
17 Vehicles and Equip. $154,342,901 $4,128,595,649
18 Specialized Inst. $221,730,591 $975,153,373
19 Arms & Ammunition $10,634,102 $23,413,007
20 Misc. Articles $32,824,886 $172,870,992
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 - Annual average)
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 (Die Linke), Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Free Democratic Party (FDP). Bundestag: CDU/CSU (311), SPD (193), Left Party (64), Alliance 90/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) 4279.19 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 52764.31 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.58 2.44
Inflation: (%) 0.79 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $3,141,265,567
Canadian imports from country: $15,963,284,313
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


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19