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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Hong Kong
Year Exports Imports
2011 $2,966,663,949 $318,694,222
2012 $2,471,590,090 $279,610,428
2013 $4,907,139,512 $258,081,080
2014 $4,597,776,178 $277,190,335
2015 $3,913,882,578 $323,187,239
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Hong Kong
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $314,950,860 $7,702,454
02 Veg. Prod. $296,781,349 $6,769,966
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $52,831,301 $609,215
04 Food Prod. $50,485,496 $23,607,652
05 Mineral Prod. $1,572,455 $200,885
06 Chemical Prod. $86,488,920 $8,516,027
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $58,425,346 $12,489,255
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $199,641,158 $7,713,610
09 Wood Prod. $22,204,303 $1,913,319
10 Paper Prod. $54,219,340 $22,521,324
11 Textiles Prod. $12,658,594 $18,851,753
12 Dress Access. $976,410 $3,153,745
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,800,050 $1,885,843
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,756,461,410 $26,767,898
15 Base Metal Prod. $238,270,344 $45,584,537
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $370,939,237 $88,757,347
17 Vehicles and Equip. $208,499,641 $3,459,317
18 Specialized Inst. $116,738,093 $19,212,767
19 Arms & Ammunition $206,502 $672,716
20 Misc. Articles $7,510,851 $18,950,866
21 Antiques $6,030,069 $252,410

Capital:
Population (million): 7.311
Total Area: 1,104km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.08 Hong Kong $ (HKD)(2015 - Annual average)
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
Secretary for Finance: John TSANG
Secretary for Justice: Rimsky YUEN

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. 2012 (Legislative Council); March 2012 (Chief Executive); Nov. 2015 (District Council). Next: Sept. 2016 (Legislative Council); 2017 (Chief Executive)


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Hong Kong Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 396.31 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 54204.08 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.36 1.18
Inflation: (%) 3.04 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 3.25 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $3,913,882,578
Canadian imports from country: $323,187,239
FDI in Canada: $16355 million
CDI in Hong Kong: $7302 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Director Kathy CHAN

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General J. Ian BURCHETT


August 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2011-11-10