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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 $2,966,663,949 $318,694,222
2012 $2,471,590,089 $279,564,294
2013 $4,909,753,750 $256,077,872
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Hong Kong
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $343,871,726 $5,516,916
02 Veg. Prod. $209,562,860 $5,226,102
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,828,281 $553,291
04 Food Prod. $29,449,548 $17,282,620
05 Mineral Prod. $5,259,158 $208,585
06 Chemical Prod. $85,996,187 $6,721,568
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $68,246,854 $12,006,161
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $358,423,783 $7,269,053
09 Wood Prod. $22,902,985 $717,945
10 Paper Prod. $36,838,607 $22,335,412
11 Textiles Prod. $9,056,972 $19,233,927
12 Dress Access. $709,047 $3,339,430
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,202,126 $2,478,345
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,987,541,913 $22,137,686
15 Base Metal Prod. $131,296,517 $22,327,610
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $328,063,576 $66,339,316
17 Vehicles and Equip. $126,224,328 $4,802,169
18 Specialized Inst. $89,679,578 $18,407,751
19 Arms & Ammunition $276,855 $939,411
20 Misc. Articles $8,678,372 $17,202,292
21 Antiques $6,042,497 $191,540

Capital: Hong Kong
Population (million): 7.22
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) 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: $4,909,753,750
Canadian imports from country: $256,077,872
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


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2011-11-10