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Fact Sheet

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Jordan

Official Title:
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


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 - Jordan
Year Exports Imports
2009 $65,867,706 $16,598,754
2010 $66,038,197 $19,926,717
2011 $70,145,780 $18,728,360
2012 $114,906,376 $21,813,695
2013 $65,781,131 $46,131,340
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Jordan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,481,936 $
02 Veg. Prod. $6,255,142 $1,429,183
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $166,259 $19,348
04 Food Prod. $3,489,089 $462,800
05 Mineral Prod. $21,198 $138
06 Chemical Prod. $3,548,650 $1,250,798
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,413,449 $83,847
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $13,462 $30
09 Wood Prod. $11,120,054 $113,191
10 Paper Prod. $4,224,978 $7,000
11 Textiles Prod. $2,777,936 $39,254,356
12 Dress Access. $130,732 $4,321
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $274,071 $86,442
14 Precious Metals/stones $9,197 $2,863,176
15 Base Metal Prod. $364,939 $359,897
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,908,448 $74,624
17 Vehicles and Equip. $17,601,249 $1,372
18 Specialized Inst. $2,262,766 $23,774
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $817
20 Misc. Articles $230,744 $64,975
21 Antiques $ $2,962

Capital: Amman
Population (million): 6.544
Total Area: 92,342km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.69 Dinar (JOD) (2013)
National Holiday: 25 May, National Day
Language(s): Arabic (official), English


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral National Assembly ("Majlis al-’Umma"): the Senate (60 members appointed by the King); the House of Representatives (150 elected members) Note: UN Human Development Index: 86th of 177 countries (2006 report)

Head of State:
King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Nasser Judeh
Finance: Umayya Touqan
Industry, Trade, Provisions and Communication Technology: Hatem Halawani

Main Political Parties:
Islamic Action Front, 33 other small political parties not represented in parliament.

Elections:
Parliamentary: last in January 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Jordan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 34.86 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 5326.52 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.25 2.01
Inflation: (%) 5.46 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 12.2 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $65,781,131
Canadian imports from country: $46,131,340
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Jordan: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Basheer Fawwaz Zoubi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Bruno Saccomani


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19