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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
2010 $1,916,122,642 $4,662,064,392
2011 $1,968,590,003 $5,106,810,674
2012 $1,707,781,429 $5,224,263,799
2013 $1,952,507,582 $5,829,801,845
2014 $4,171,183,420 $6,417,589,541
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Italy
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,833,145 $70,583,709
02 Veg. Prod. $733,831,091 $89,356,365
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $566 $139,715,218
04 Food Prod. $10,302,544 $713,801,310
05 Mineral Prod. $1,662,623,625 $17,391,218
06 Chemical Prod. $782,409,552 $867,953,617
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,396,696 $170,660,627
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $31,786,618 $148,795,487
09 Wood Prod. $48,793,647 $22,283,264
10 Paper Prod. $95,755,935 $54,414,428
11 Textiles Prod. $8,390,344 $319,928,353
12 Dress Access. $1,210,712 $169,909,903
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,102,982 $264,641,049
14 Precious Metals/stones $46,213,986 $102,015,629
15 Base Metal Prod. $233,845,362 $351,894,108
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $277,168,781 $1,951,886,416
17 Vehicles and Equip. $49,060,792 $432,830,101
18 Specialized Inst. $95,194,405 $238,057,821
19 Arms & Ammunition $895,444 $26,496,747
20 Misc. Articles $32,625,660 $248,254,472
21 Antiques $15,178,743 $5,858,596

Capital: Rome
Population (million): 59.96
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Italy Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2372.34 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 39565.54 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.42 2.53
Inflation: (%) 0.22 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 12.8 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $4,171,183,420
Canadian imports from country: $6,417,589,541
FDI in Canada: $1293 million
CDI in Italy: $796 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16