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Italy

Official Title:
Italian Republic


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 - Italy
Year Exports Imports
2009 $1,776,792,952 $4,447,327,232
2010 $1,916,122,642 $4,662,064,392
2011 $1,968,590,003 $5,106,810,674
2012 $1,707,740,527 $5,225,684,443
2013 $1,951,369,266 $5,815,727,471
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Italy
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $14,302,569 $68,416,546
02 Veg. Prod. $373,481,640 $73,226,390
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,680 $122,358,240
04 Food Prod. $9,435,962 $686,522,611
05 Mineral Prod. $238,361,008 $11,905,096
06 Chemical Prod. $406,021,234 $732,805,412
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $17,807,225 $158,031,515
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $30,613,522 $127,187,225
09 Wood Prod. $51,351,425 $20,413,655
10 Paper Prod. $160,163,753 $49,584,797
11 Textiles Prod. $6,931,757 $281,340,576
12 Dress Access. $1,114,861 $144,012,921
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,815,480 $255,200,407
14 Precious Metals/stones $53,970,124 $86,222,691
15 Base Metal Prod. $106,031,213 $351,907,185
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $264,056,235 $1,781,254,069
17 Vehicles and Equip. $65,426,470 $391,955,585
18 Specialized Inst. $76,191,166 $213,152,857
19 Arms & Ammunition $526,723 $18,215,358
20 Misc. Articles $56,817,829 $224,083,753
21 Antiques $291,205 $5,575,345

Capital: Rome
Population (million): 59.685
Total Area: 301,230km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.73 EURO (EUR)(2013)
National Holiday: June 2, Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic (1946)
Language(s): Italian, German, French, Slovene


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary democracy

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament with a 321-seat Senate (315 elected Senators and six non-elected senators-for-life), and a 630-seat Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati). Prime Minister (generally leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) appointed by the President and confirmed by Parliament. Council of Ministers nominated by the Prime Minister and approved by the President. Administrative divisions: 20 regions, 5 among them with partial autonomy.

Head of State:
President Giorgio Napolitano

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Federica Mogherini
Defence: Roberta Pinotti
Economy and Finances: Pier Carlo Padoan

Main Political Parties:
Chamber of Deputies: PD (293), M5S (104) FI (68), NCD (28) , SC (27), SEL (37), LN (20) Small Parties/independents (53) Senate: PD (108), FI (60 ) Small Parties/independents (56), M5S (41), LN (15), FDI (9), SC (8), SEL (7) , Other (14)

Elections:
President: 7 year term. Senate and Deputies: 5 year term; next Presidential in 2018, and Parliamentary in 2018.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Italy Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2132.89 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 35735.67 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.85 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.28 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 12.24 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $1,951,369,266
Canadian imports from country: $5,815,727,471
FDI in Canada: $1140 million
CDI in Italy: $487 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16