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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 $3,734,129,104 $10,822,487,142
2010 $3,936,632,944 $11,300,778,053
2011 $3,955,358,135 $12,808,810,977
2012 $3,578,329,088 $14,297,108,904
2013 $3,477,585,587 $15,400,290,085
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Germany
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $27,730,111 $36,414,747
02 Veg. Prod. $189,976,511 $64,875,918
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,446,119 $1,205,040
04 Food Prod. $55,426,863 $279,682,319
05 Mineral Prod. $522,457,717 $62,887,378
06 Chemical Prod. $417,779,418 $2,418,774,989
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $36,368,545 $443,913,463
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $24,695,946 $19,092,623
09 Wood Prod. $31,228,344 $52,336,109
10 Paper Prod. $121,213,727 $118,405,576
11 Textiles Prod. $27,294,789 $81,904,376
12 Dress Access. $3,520,062 $18,535,788
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,704,881 $110,616,743
14 Precious Metals/stones $200,713,069 $31,262,267
15 Base Metal Prod. $92,683,126 $881,544,684
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $822,166,425 $5,157,221,795
17 Vehicles and Equip. $291,384,171 $4,325,743,122
18 Specialized Inst. $199,578,895 $918,678,474
19 Arms & Ammunition $17,959,750 $32,145,774
20 Misc. Articles $28,668,435 $162,566,411
21 Antiques $3,622,503 $10,765,827

Capital: Berlin
Population (million): 80.8
Total Area: 357,021km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.73 EURO (EUR)(2013)
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) 3742.89 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 46322.94 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.54 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.6 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.28 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $3,477,585,587
Canadian imports from country: $15,400,290,085
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


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19