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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Italy
Year Exports Imports
2011 $1,968,590,003 $5,106,810,674
2012 $1,707,781,429 $5,224,263,799
2013 $1,952,512,766 $5,829,864,925
2014 $4,171,226,747 $6,422,390,466
2015 $2,276,914,489 $7,373,930,502
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Italy
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $21,250,143 $74,985,807
02 Veg. Prod. $694,526,407 $103,086,666
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $11,275,077 $134,272,729
04 Food Prod. $13,809,944 $784,171,283
05 Mineral Prod. $124,912,595 $8,779,205
06 Chemical Prod. $533,399,882 $884,498,165
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $19,562,094 $188,693,178
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $20,583,199 $184,645,264
09 Wood Prod. $23,759,888 $26,107,443
10 Paper Prod. $99,923,350 $59,964,395
11 Textiles Prod. $8,046,226 $361,293,380
12 Dress Access. $817,761 $206,146,833
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,257,020 $279,491,012
14 Precious Metals/stones $104,176,290 $104,918,888
15 Base Metal Prod. $66,871,346 $384,118,106
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $319,939,793 $2,147,023,952
17 Vehicles and Equip. $59,971,443 $827,295,205
18 Specialized Inst. $95,315,282 $289,692,471
19 Arms & Ammunition $487,286 $19,807,747
20 Misc. Articles $25,377,459 $284,953,134
21 Antiques $13,660,196 $6,446,823

Capital: Rome
Population (million): 60.796
Total Area: 301,230km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.71 EURO (EUR)(2015 - Annual average)
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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Italy Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2321.83 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 38190.72 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.76 1.18
Inflation: (%) 0.11 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 11.89 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $2,276,914,489
Canadian imports from country: $7,373,930,502
FDI in Canada: $1293 million (2014)
CDI in Italy: $796 million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


April 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16