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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
2012 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,541,389
2013 $2,800,464,981 $2,976,497,213
2014 $3,223,118,338 $3,181,276,234
2015 $4,317,232,981 $3,935,342,471
2016 $3,983,162,931 $4,037,967,579
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,079,629 $139,131,757
02 Veg. Prod. $1,145,262,001 $253,736,960
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $33,132,248 $11,916,537
04 Food Prod. $5,390,549 $104,418,102
05 Mineral Prod. $731,589,331 $409,824,653
06 Chemical Prod. $450,561,314 $587,502,838
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $31,001,014 $128,350,411
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $158,620 $65,259,042
09 Wood Prod. $7,132,300 $10,372,434
10 Paper Prod. $484,252,926 $12,820,869
11 Textiles Prod. $15,874,308 $798,381,368
12 Dress Access. $170,212 $56,265,140
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,244,549 $73,238,996
14 Precious Metals/stones $488,455,275 $317,154,941
15 Base Metal Prod. $181,736,614 $297,598,248
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $244,567,744 $439,379,928
17 Vehicles and Equip. $59,279,183 $204,194,811
18 Specialized Inst. $53,811,204 $24,517,394
19 Arms & Ammunition $237 $1,103,166
20 Misc. Articles $6,570,060 $101,309,075
21 Antiques $2,429,237 $339,958

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,309.35
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 50.64355 Indian Rupee (INR) (2016 - 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 Ram Nath Kovind

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
External Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Finance, Defence, Corporate Affairs: 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), Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Elections:
Last: 7 April to 12 May 2014. Next expected in 2019.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,990.27 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 2,283.79 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.83 1.43
Inflation: (%) 4.87 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $3,983,162,931
Canadian imports from country: $4,037,967,579
FDI in Canada: $2,811 million
CDI in India: $1,210 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Vikas Swarup

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nadir Patel


July 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16