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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 $2,138,958,773 $2,003,253,947
2010 $2,056,983,335 $2,123,233,424
2011 $2,628,644,474 $2,533,616,974
2012 $2,360,635,147 $2,856,055,926
2013 $2,842,455,656 $2,977,509,063
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - India
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $884,195 $84,036,069
02 Veg. Prod. $727,399,310 $227,978,575
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,618,283 $9,242,704
04 Food Prod. $7,576,117 $88,695,000
05 Mineral Prod. $434,822,163 $189,092,882
06 Chemical Prod. $388,215,849 $520,541,227
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $41,804,322 $99,476,343
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $225,761 $56,443,182
09 Wood Prod. $11,640,723 $6,341,240
10 Paper Prod. $413,327,115 $7,798,738
11 Textiles Prod. $16,558,576 $559,952,559
12 Dress Access. $158,379 $29,302,065
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,493,910 $49,850,807
14 Precious Metals/stones $248,821,016 $234,485,332
15 Base Metal Prod. $128,476,560 $315,571,901
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $194,143,685 $311,051,223
17 Vehicles and Equip. $131,640,034 $95,630,982
18 Specialized Inst. $55,930,295 $18,971,936
19 Arms & Ammunition $14,671 $996,041
20 Misc. Articles $4,221,053 $66,903,278
21 Antiques $260,278 $997,786

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1243.337
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 56.69 Indian Rupee (INR)(2013)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): Hindi and English most widely used


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SINGH

Ministers:
External Affairs: Salman Khurshid
Commerce & Industry: Anand Sharma
Finance: P.Chidambaram

Main Political Parties:
India National Congress (Currently in government), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Elections:
National expected in 2014


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1925.67 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1548.79 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.35 2.01
Inflation: (%) 9.48 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,842,455,656
Canadian imports from country: $2,977,509,063
FDI in Canada: $3728 million (2012)
CDI in India: $644 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Designate N.K. Verma

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Stewart Beck


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16