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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 $3,919,009,826 $4,033,432,815
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,079,629 $139,131,757
02 Veg. Prod. $1,145,900,230 $253,748,476
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $33,132,248 $11,915,526
04 Food Prod. $5,390,549 $104,349,980
05 Mineral Prod. $731,689,625 $409,825,197
06 Chemical Prod. $450,552,631 $587,955,869
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $30,998,343 $127,819,382
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $158,620 $65,121,129
09 Wood Prod. $7,132,300 $10,382,810
10 Paper Prod. $484,194,349 $12,823,500
11 Textiles Prod. $15,872,099 $798,378,716
12 Dress Access. $170,212 $56,260,515
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,244,549 $73,220,765
14 Precious Metals/stones $423,688,267 $317,150,431
15 Base Metal Prod. $181,730,459 $297,457,972
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $244,521,419 $435,372,618
17 Vehicles and Equip. $59,279,183 $204,200,469
18 Specialized Inst. $53,811,204 $24,479,957
19 Arms & Ammunition $237 $1,102,822
20 Misc. Articles $6,570,060 $101,247,053
21 Antiques $2,429,237 $339,563

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,292.71
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 Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
External Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Finance, 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,657.69 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 2,055.92 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.56 1.08
Inflation: (%) 4.91 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $3,919,009,826
Canadian imports from country: $4,033,432,815
FDI in Canada: $3,100 million (2015)
CDI in India: $934 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Designate Vikas Swarup

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nadir Patel


February 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16