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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 $66,038,197 $19,926,717
2010 $70,145,780 $18,728,360
2011 $114,906,376 $21,813,694
2012 $65,781,131 $46,131,340
2013 $78,456,413 $62,515,892
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Jordan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $980,687 $7,698
02 Veg. Prod. $7,693,598 $1,765,076
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $89,141 $15,391
04 Food Prod. $4,107,470 $449,393
05 Mineral Prod. $159,516 $161
06 Chemical Prod. $3,776,561 $1,353,611
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,799,803 $67,194
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $16,738 $20,874
09 Wood Prod. $8,300,743 $1,736
10 Paper Prod. $6,601,309 $12,183
11 Textiles Prod. $2,686,261 $54,934,687
12 Dress Access. $138,885 $35,201
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $273,205 $15,103
14 Precious Metals/stones $32,670 $3,264,953
15 Base Metal Prod. $789,776 $375,332
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,623,740 $83,137
17 Vehicles and Equip. $23,283,942 $5,695
18 Specialized Inst. $7,494,010 $4,022
19 Arms & Ammunition $209,888 $159
20 Misc. Articles $704,904 $41,995
21 Antiques $18,700 $47,821

Capital: Amman
Population (million): 6.544
Total Area: 92,342km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.64 Dinar (JOD) (2014)
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) 34.87 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 5328.8 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.9 2.02
Inflation: (%) 5.6 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 12.2 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $78,456,413
Canadian imports from country: $62,515,892
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Jordan: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Basheer Fawwaz Zoubi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Bruno Saccomani


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19