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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
2012 $1,707,781,429 $5,224,263,799
2013 $1,952,512,766 $5,829,864,925
2014 $4,172,232,484 $6,422,982,174
2015 $2,278,798,615 $7,370,101,461
2016 $2,340,088,821 $7,540,354,428
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Italy
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $20,258,327 $87,048,020
02 Veg. Prod. $561,963,416 $110,228,415
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $21,546 $175,576,399
04 Food Prod. $19,999,621 $828,196,902
05 Mineral Prod. $298,184,515 $9,190,909
06 Chemical Prod. $551,689,045 $971,135,455
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,183,509 $198,827,495
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $20,928,220 $250,076,434
09 Wood Prod. $21,814,820 $29,270,401
10 Paper Prod. $94,695,997 $59,184,083
11 Textiles Prod. $9,378,941 $396,656,996
12 Dress Access. $902,210 $250,830,054
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,308,352 $290,635,637
14 Precious Metals/stones $108,076,709 $114,445,895
15 Base Metal Prod. $61,298,812 $369,564,041
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $303,816,538 $2,109,569,650
17 Vehicles and Equip. $117,802,727 $621,251,326
18 Specialized Inst. $88,097,034 $312,227,727
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,964,287 $12,414,322
20 Misc. Articles $21,915,963 $317,557,416
21 Antiques $644,989 $14,183,618

Capital: Rome
Population (million): 60.67
Total Area: 301,230km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - 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 Paolo Gentiloni

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Angelino Alfano
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 and Parliamentary in 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Italy Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,452.67 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 40,429.34 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.88 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.05 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 11.65 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $2,340,088,821
Canadian imports from country: $7,540,354,428
FDI in Canada: $1,349 million
CDI in Italy: $1,424 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Claudio Taffuri

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16