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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 $1,879,945,099 $370,587,674
2010 $2,966,663,949 $318,694,222
2011 $2,471,590,090 $279,610,428
2012 $4,909,753,750 $258,079,307
2013 $4,596,310,411 $277,350,904
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Hong Kong
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $394,261,821 $4,300,456
02 Veg. Prod. $282,611,276 $6,439,186
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $32,033,241 $630,569
04 Food Prod. $41,960,034 $20,129,822
05 Mineral Prod. $43,007,186 $383,918
06 Chemical Prod. $87,574,105 $9,223,856
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $64,786,733 $11,762,469
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $158,589,727 $5,886,568
09 Wood Prod. $25,244,210 $586,347
10 Paper Prod. $39,569,221 $21,025,033
11 Textiles Prod. $9,773,438 $16,800,230
12 Dress Access. $707,040 $2,608,807
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $891,069 $1,853,425
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,538,178,943 $23,618,422
15 Base Metal Prod. $169,743,909 $30,100,529
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $380,487,204 $81,053,885
17 Vehicles and Equip. $164,810,106 $7,153,055
18 Specialized Inst. $110,300,596 $16,825,381
19 Arms & Ammunition $679,462 $755,759
20 Misc. Articles $6,568,730 $14,961,940
21 Antiques $9,795,555 $274,715

Capital: Hong Kong
Population (million): 7.22
Total Area: 1,092km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.024 Hong Kong $ (HKD)(2014)
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) 282.22 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 39090.88 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.94 2.02
Inflation: (%) 4.33 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.13 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $4,596,310,411
Canadian imports from country: $277,350,904
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Hong Kong: $5089 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Director Gloria LO

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General J. Ian BURCHETT


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2011-11-10