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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
2012 $5,386,331,797 $25,524,029,619
2013 $5,434,928,734 $26,728,282,735
2014 $5,652,290,851 $28,832,342,499
2015 $6,648,768,306 $31,199,217,911
2016 $7,632,046,528 $33,182,391,852
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Mexico
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $340,703,787 $39,434,978
02 Veg. Prod. $1,208,764,179 $1,866,865,501
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $61,922,605 $20,728,120
04 Food Prod. $120,508,711 $527,604,171
05 Mineral Prod. $129,303,734 $767,630,981
06 Chemical Prod. $297,465,630 $656,761,310
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $558,655,008 $613,593,529
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $4,341,252 $33,927,737
09 Wood Prod. $19,825,667 $31,904,972
10 Paper Prod. $191,844,006 $94,191,536
11 Textiles Prod. $111,390,089 $459,833,344
12 Dress Access. $596,202 $32,171,091
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,904,564 $214,444,763
14 Precious Metals/stones $54,937,568 $51,777,927
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,108,303,005 $780,456,468
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,368,814,851 $12,073,003,668
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,753,796,362 $10,711,132,608
18 Specialized Inst. $101,520,506 $1,182,082,456
19 Arms & Ammunition $23,371 $375,475
20 Misc. Articles $79,831,288 $1,958,303,328
21 Antiques $126,800 $1,899,746

Capital: Mexico
Population (million): 122.27
Total Area: 1,972,550km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 14.09154 Peso (MXN) (2016 - 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: Luis Videgaray Caso
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 (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Mexico Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,386.20 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 11,336.92 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.3 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.82 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 4.3 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $7,632,046,528
Canadian imports from country: $33,182,391,852
FDI in Canada: $1,713 million
CDI in Mexico: $16,780 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Dionisio Arturo Pérez-Jácome

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Pierre Alarie


June 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21