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Fact Sheet

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Hong Kong

Official Title:
Hong Kong Special Administration Region


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 - Hong Kong
Year Exports Imports
2009 $1,493,710,092 $364,242,217
2010 $1,879,945,099 $370,587,674
2011 $2,966,680,138 $318,668,840
2012 $2,471,572,493 $279,528,351
2013 $4,918,962,155 $256,522,578
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Hong Kong
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $348,415,524 $5,516,916
02 Veg. Prod. $209,985,991 $5,226,102
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,860,589 $553,291
04 Food Prod. $29,698,887 $17,220,877
05 Mineral Prod. $5,260,496 $208,585
06 Chemical Prod. $87,004,206 $7,074,009
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $70,297,086 $12,058,235
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $359,272,234 $7,263,821
09 Wood Prod. $23,191,829 $717,789
10 Paper Prod. $37,051,600 $22,314,909
11 Textiles Prod. $9,228,748 $19,233,540
12 Dress Access. $707,972 $3,316,855
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,247,105 $2,482,331
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,979,742,152 $22,282,916
15 Base Metal Prod. $132,254,107 $22,326,005
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $333,718,437 $66,433,394
17 Vehicles and Equip. $126,342,966 $4,802,169
18 Specialized Inst. $89,765,551 $18,345,152
19 Arms & Ammunition $276,855 $937,967
20 Misc. Articles $8,995,343 $17,201,000
21 Antiques $6,042,497 $191,540

Capital: Hong Kong
Population (million): 7.244
Total Area: 1,092km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.53 Hong Kong $ (HKD)(2013)
National Holiday: Establishment Day, 1 July 1997
Language(s): Cantonese, English, increasing use of Mandarin


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Head of State:
President XI Jinping

Head of Government:
Chief Executive Chun-ying LEUNG (C.Y. LEUNG)

Ministers:
Chief Secretary for Admin.: Carrie LAM
Fin. Secretary: John TSANG
Secretary for Com. And Econ. Dev.: Greg SO

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), Democratic Party, Liberal Party, Civic Party, League of Social Democrats, Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood (ADPL), Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU)

Elections:
Last: Sept. 2013 (Legislative Council); March 2012 (Chief Executive); Nov. 2011 (District Council). Next: 2016 (Legislative Council); 2017 (Chief Executive)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Hong Kong Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 281.71 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 38888.22 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.94 2.01
Inflation: (%) 4.33 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.13 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $4,918,962,155
Canadian imports from country: $256,522,578
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Hong Kong: $7130 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Director Gloria LO

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General J. Ian BURCHETT


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2011-11-10