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Fact Sheet

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Republic of Korea

Official Title:
Republic of Korea (ROK)


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 - Republic of Korea
Year Exports Imports
2009 $3,528,908,866 $5,931,172,400
2010 $3,710,605,380 $6,147,178,452
2011 $5,093,167,132 $6,675,921,342
2012 $3,714,682,817 $6,372,336,881
2013 $3,500,564,331 $7,337,706,619
 
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Republic of Korea
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $137,438,012 $10,639,011
02 Veg. Prod. $140,870,987 $16,536,637
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $47,612,111 $581,195
04 Food Prod. $64,136,483 $56,768,862
05 Mineral Prod. $1,499,282,159 $71,191,202
06 Chemical Prod. $141,147,889 $99,729,021
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $66,941,855 $353,588,753
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $22,726,268 $12,442,145
09 Wood Prod. $204,637,490 $334,170
10 Paper Prod. $287,989,522 $46,322,620
11 Textiles Prod. $15,644,813 $141,659,570
12 Dress Access. $696,268 $9,349,008
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,141,918 $27,632,621
14 Precious Metals/stones $440,374 $43,130,717
15 Base Metal Prod. $305,556,359 $662,042,219
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $394,627,590 $2,829,594,955
17 Vehicles and Equip. $28,791,979 $2,793,322,139
18 Specialized Inst. $93,769,801 $97,613,313
19 Arms & Ammunition $124,574 $1,626,989
20 Misc. Articles $11,093,553 $44,723,632
21 Antiques $45,674 $205,223

Capital: Seoul
Population (million): 50.22
Total Area: 100,266km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1058.85 SK Won (KRW)(2013)
National Holiday: National Foundation Day, 3 October.
Language(s): Korean


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Presidential Republic

Head of State:
President PARK Geun-hye

Head of Government:
President PARK Geun-hye

Ministers:
Prime Minister CHUNG Hongwon
Foreign Affairs YUN Byung-se
Trade, Industry and Energy YOON Sang-jick

Main Political Parties:
Saenuri Party (New Frontier Party NFP), New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD)

Elections:
Presidential: December 2017; National Assembly: April 2016; Gubernatorial: June 2018


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Republic of Korea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1257.73 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 25044.5 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.78 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.3 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.12 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $3,500,564,331
Canadian imports from country: $7,337,706,619
FDI in Canada: $4946 million
CDI in Republic of Korea: $534 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador CHO Hee-yong

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Chatterson


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-07-20