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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 $1,916,122,642 $4,662,064,392
2010 $1,968,590,003 $5,106,810,674
2011 $1,707,781,429 $5,224,263,799
2012 $1,952,507,582 $5,829,801,845
2013 $4,166,566,194 $6,410,701,642
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Italy
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,833,145 $70,580,602
02 Veg. Prod. $729,396,000 $89,344,008
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $566 $139,706,179
04 Food Prod. $10,302,544 $713,658,101
05 Mineral Prod. $1,662,623,625 $17,385,103
06 Chemical Prod. $782,599,865 $865,107,814
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,396,696 $170,250,445
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $31,786,618 $148,766,140
09 Wood Prod. $48,793,647 $22,275,551
10 Paper Prod. $95,755,935 $54,444,106
11 Textiles Prod. $8,390,344 $319,721,789
12 Dress Access. $1,210,712 $169,803,843
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,102,982 $264,699,120
14 Precious Metals/stones $46,207,893 $101,778,353
15 Base Metal Prod. $233,847,826 $351,526,836
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $276,799,962 $1,950,782,599
17 Vehicles and Equip. $49,060,792 $431,648,351
18 Specialized Inst. $95,194,405 $237,917,193
19 Arms & Ammunition $895,444 $26,496,688
20 Misc. Articles $32,625,660 $248,273,004
21 Antiques $15,178,743 $5,858,596

Capital: Rome
Population (million): 59.685
Total Area: 301,230km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR)(2014)
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 Sergio Mattarella

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Paolo Gentiloni
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) 2133.94 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 35753.19 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.85 2.02
Inflation: (%) 1.28 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 12.21 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $4,166,566,194
Canadian imports from country: $6,410,701,642
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


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16