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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 $399,878,161 $982,436,835
2012 $265,630,521 $1,144,826,425
2013 $380,860,289 $1,058,896,443
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Israel
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $758,816 $1,177,888
02 Veg. Prod. $33,942,302 $31,127,298
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,064,084 $3,505,238
04 Food Prod. $13,985,090 $19,546,831
05 Mineral Prod. $31,582,472 $2,231,049
06 Chemical Prod. $20,648,569 $296,536,645
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,223,070 $56,183,824
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $83,509 $126,492
09 Wood Prod. $2,129,236 $282,788
10 Paper Prod. $47,710,980 $5,595,936
11 Textiles Prod. $1,967,032 $26,969,379
12 Dress Access. $770,369 $7,036,327
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,103,454 $36,599,953
14 Precious Metals/stones $43,125,167 $120,851,124
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,180,321 $50,153,814
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $76,729,589 $254,153,331
17 Vehicles and Equip. $51,673,041 $38,572,097
18 Specialized Inst. $23,015,156 $65,337,492
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,335,558 $3,924,240
20 Misc. Articles $5,174,288 $24,429,901
21 Antiques $249,932 $599,726

Capital: (TBD)
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).

The official selection of the capital is being negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians

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: $380,860,289
Canadian imports from country: $1,058,896,443
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Israel: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Rafael BARAK

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Vivian Bercovici


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19