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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.
5-year trade
Canada - India
Year Exports Imports
2009 $2,056,983,335 $2,123,233,424
2010 $2,628,709,474 $2,533,828,519
2011 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,541,389
2012 $2,800,473,237 $2,976,581,724
2013 $3,146,899,919 $3,172,688,640
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - India
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $974,715 $123,214,406
02 Veg. Prod. $907,101,918 $286,272,112
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,506,701 $10,605,339
04 Food Prod. $5,512,781 $115,458,284
05 Mineral Prod. $546,834,088 $15,618,906
06 Chemical Prod. $394,377,547 $479,859,794
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $23,399,171 $113,525,044
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $291,525 $61,296,662
09 Wood Prod. $8,570,392 $11,406,481
10 Paper Prod. $469,411,566 $9,069,546
11 Textiles Prod. $18,435,630 $627,964,555
12 Dress Access. $142,386 $36,284,325
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,236,281 $60,006,247
14 Precious Metals/stones $250,620,782 $253,977,365
15 Base Metal Prod. $113,496,044 $434,666,295
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $224,827,608 $319,094,873
17 Vehicles and Equip. $86,383,956 $110,944,354
18 Specialized Inst. $53,415,417 $19,503,702
19 Arms & Ammunition $223,952 $1,457,014
20 Misc. Articles $5,336,457 $77,617,981
21 Antiques $85,435 $387,215

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1243.337
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 55.14 Indian Rupee (INR)(2014)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 18 official languages (primarily Hindi); English widely used in business and government


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)

Elections:
National expected in 2019


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1932.96 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 1554.65 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.02 2.02
Inflation: (%) 9.49 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $3,146,899,919
Canadian imports from country: $3,172,688,640
FDI in Canada: $3776 million
CDI in India: $613 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Tsewang Namgyal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Nadir Patel


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16