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Fact Sheet

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Israel

Official Title:
State of Israel


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 - Israel
Year Exports Imports
2009 $350,644,583 $946,280,356
2010 $385,006,882 $1,006,448,256
2011 $399,873,011 $982,418,401
2012 $265,625,040 $1,144,825,655
2013 $378,058,627 $1,058,409,987
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Israel
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $758,816 $1,177,888
02 Veg. Prod. $33,949,836 $31,121,717
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,064,084 $3,821,848
04 Food Prod. $14,202,202 $19,544,404
05 Mineral Prod. $31,599,096 $2,231,049
06 Chemical Prod. $22,510,267 $296,237,782
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,252,207 $55,853,095
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $83,509 $126,492
09 Wood Prod. $2,129,236 $282,788
10 Paper Prod. $47,786,196 $5,595,682
11 Textiles Prod. $2,004,686 $26,972,026
12 Dress Access. $770,369 $7,036,327
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,103,454 $36,599,476
14 Precious Metals/stones $37,825,345 $120,757,384
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,180,321 $50,152,794
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $76,914,771 $254,063,640
17 Vehicles and Equip. $51,701,926 $38,571,128
18 Specialized Inst. $23,021,215 $65,403,242
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,365,102 $3,924,240
20 Misc. Articles $5,177,803 $24,442,673
21 Antiques $249,932 $599,726

Capital:
Population (million): 7.871
Total Area: 20,325km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.5 New Shekel (ILS)(2013)
National Holiday: Independence Day, the 5th of Iyar (May 5, 2014)
Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral Knesset or Parliament (120 seat, members elected by proportional representation to serve four-year terms).

Head of State:
President Shimon Peres

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Avigdor Liberman
Trade, Industry and Labor: Naftali Bennett
Finance: Yair Lapid

Main Political Parties:
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Beiteinu won the most seats with 31 and his governing coalition controls 68 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. Yesh Atid: 19 MKs Jewish Home 12 MKs Hatuna 6 MKs

Elections:
Last: January 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Israel Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 300.07 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 38124.48 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.33 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.53 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 6.4 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $378,058,627
Canadian imports from country: $1,058,409,987
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Israel: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Rafael BARAK

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Vivian Bercovici


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19