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India

Official Title:
Republic of India


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 - India
Year Exports Imports
2011 $2,628,709,474 $2,533,828,519
2012 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,541,389
2013 $2,800,464,981 $2,976,497,213
2014 $3,224,624,957 $3,181,222,235
2015 $4,322,950,591 $3,942,665,779
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,702,910 $129,792,371
02 Veg. Prod. $1,522,599,822 $311,961,634
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $7,471,592 $16,771,913
04 Food Prod. $4,669,941 $113,754,815
05 Mineral Prod. $532,319,124 $288,793,386
06 Chemical Prod. $442,602,950 $615,655,205
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $28,671,723 $133,441,326
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $181,629 $69,817,426
09 Wood Prod. $12,028,041 $12,625,338
10 Paper Prod. $439,400,030 $12,739,818
11 Textiles Prod. $16,569,847 $743,263,745
12 Dress Access. $155,848 $50,747,893
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,384,085 $70,227,317
14 Precious Metals/stones $558,607,626 $266,530,725
15 Base Metal Prod. $167,082,192 $366,439,066
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $290,276,492 $476,534,653
17 Vehicles and Equip. $194,074,125 $139,648,380
18 Specialized Inst. $63,087,596 $26,396,242
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,826 $1,153,776
20 Misc. Articles $4,593,954 $96,435,095
21 Antiques $283,115 $643,233

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1292.707
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 50.14 Indian Rupee (INR)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 18 official languages (primarily Hindi); English often used in business.


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Finance, Corporate Affairs; Information and Broadcasting: Arun Jaitley
Commerce and Industry: Nirmala Sitharaman

Main Political Parties:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP � Currently in government), India National Congress (INC), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Elections:
National expected in 2019


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2673.41 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 2068.07 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.34 1.18
Inflation: (%) 4.93 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $4,322,950,591
Canadian imports from country: $3,942,665,779
FDI in Canada: $3100 million
CDI in India: $934 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nadir Patel


May 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16