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Mexico

Official Title:
United Mexican States


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 - Mexico
Year Exports Imports
2011 $5,486,195,485 $24,571,809,210
2012 $5,386,331,797 $25,524,029,619
2013 $5,434,928,734 $26,728,282,735
2014 $5,559,138,723 $28,833,515,457
2015 $6,591,945,871 $31,199,871,938
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Mexico
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $380,803,546 $27,081,913
02 Veg. Prod. $1,144,434,271 $1,594,450,056
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $88,314,562 $13,121,054
04 Food Prod. $125,515,641 $476,308,723
05 Mineral Prod. $119,852,378 $498,605,529
06 Chemical Prod. $331,468,067 $603,905,514
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $510,418,498 $533,592,343
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,642,898 $33,427,494
09 Wood Prod. $19,495,071 $28,164,430
10 Paper Prod. $150,990,278 $122,660,360
11 Textiles Prod. $48,851,928 $486,579,578
12 Dress Access. $324,614 $30,435,103
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,419,221 $221,093,140
14 Precious Metals/stones $61,700,777 $47,807,221
15 Base Metal Prod. $927,871,355 $748,091,927
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,077,806,138 $11,632,638,933
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,274,789,172 $10,500,870,278
18 Specialized Inst. $97,064,950 $1,178,764,492
19 Arms & Ammunition $6,551 $1,156,653
20 Misc. Articles $97,385,860 $1,698,293,584
21 Antiques $218,857 $4,701,386

Capital: Mexico
Population (million): 127.017
Total Area: 1,972,550km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 12.41 Peso (MXN)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: September 16 (1810 Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional republican federation

Type of Government:
Federal Republic, bicameral congress, 128-member Senate (64 first-past-the-post, 32 proportional representation and 32 first minority in each state) and 500-member Chamber of Deputies (300 first-past- the-post and 200 proportional representation), with 31 states and one federal district (Mexico City).

Head of State:
President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI)

Head of Government:
President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Claudia Ruiz Massieu
Interior: Miguel Angel Osorio Chong
Economy: Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

Main Political Parties:
Chamber of Deputies Seats / Senate Seats: PRI: Partido Revolucionario Institucional: 203/54; PAN: Partido Acción Nacional: 108/ 38; PRD: Partido de la Revolución Democrática: 55/22; PVEM: Partido Verde Ecologista de México: 47/7; Morena: Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional 35/0; MC: Movimiento Ciudadano: 25/0; PANAL: Partido Nueva Alianza: 11/1; PES: Partido Encuentro Social: 8/0; PT: Partido del Trabajo: 6/6 Indep: 1/0

Elections:
Presidential and Senate; every six years (2018). Chamber of Deputies: every three years (2018).


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Mexico Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1463.27 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 11520.26 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.55 1.18
Inflation: (%) 2.72 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 4.25 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $6,591,945,871
Canadian imports from country: $31,199,871,938
FDI in Canada: $1422 million
CDI in Mexico: $14816 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Pierre Alarie


May 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21