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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
2012 $2,471,590,090 $279,610,428
2013 $4,907,139,512 $258,081,080
2014 $4,597,791,526 $277,166,671
2015 $3,913,910,284 $323,181,094
2016 $2,334,560,744 $294,428,212
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Hong Kong
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $390,902,540 $5,857,490
02 Veg. Prod. $253,814,711 $7,286,454
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $43,655,284 $923,387
04 Food Prod. $61,099,166 $21,056,131
05 Mineral Prod. $966,563 $79,234
06 Chemical Prod. $88,989,184 $10,396,477
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $47,437,647 $10,882,642
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $39,667,821 $4,791,014
09 Wood Prod. $27,256,091 $1,345,853
10 Paper Prod. $39,342,279 $21,061,940
11 Textiles Prod. $12,893,209 $15,827,352
12 Dress Access. $2,046,067 $2,168,622
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,050,480 $3,167,669
14 Precious Metals/stones $390,521,846 $36,703,731
15 Base Metal Prod. $149,429,734 $30,977,138
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $443,929,698 $71,827,791
17 Vehicles and Equip. $137,666,826 $4,446,705
18 Specialized Inst. $119,171,847 $14,017,256
19 Arms & Ammunition $104,511 $508,685
20 Misc. Articles $10,076,675 $23,046,034
21 Antiques $5,700,389 $312,001

Capital:
Population (million): 7.37
Total Area: 1,104km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.86014 Hong Kong $ (HKD) (2016 - 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 (DP), Liberal Party (LP), Civic Party, League of Social Democrats (LSD), Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood (HKADPL), Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU), Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), Labour Party, People Power, New People’s Party, The Professional Commons, Neighbourhood and Worker’s Service Centre, Neo Democrats, New Century Forum (NCF), The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions.

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


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Hong Kong Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 424.96 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 57,685.04 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.95 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.59 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 3.29 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $2,334,560,744
Canadian imports from country: $294,428,212
FDI in Canada: $16,355 million (2015)
CDI in Hong Kong: $7,302 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Director Kathy CHAN

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General Jeff Nankivell


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2011-11-10