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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Mexico
Year Exports Imports
2010 $5,008,226,867 $22,111,307,640
2011 $5,486,195,485 $24,571,809,210
2012 $5,386,331,797 $25,524,029,619
2013 $5,384,749,577 $26,727,871,912
2014 $5,493,036,197 $28,829,608,994
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Mexico
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $376,802,169 $19,662,263
02 Veg. Prod. $1,151,767,818 $1,381,926,646
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $61,023,346 $13,280,045
04 Food Prod. $105,804,945 $424,837,301
05 Mineral Prod. $77,667,907 $1,343,478,228
06 Chemical Prod. $295,020,071 $474,640,822
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $376,652,944 $431,545,143
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,736,157 $33,378,973
09 Wood Prod. $14,389,860 $22,600,490
10 Paper Prod. $161,051,986 $132,736,796
11 Textiles Prod. $45,036,886 $460,872,549
12 Dress Access. $654,213 $24,903,002
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,003,244 $178,679,734
14 Precious Metals/stones $43,449,172 $290,590,357
15 Base Metal Prod. $788,905,905 $864,593,647
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $751,276,391 $10,682,180,936
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,000,851,162 $9,099,641,349
18 Specialized Inst. $78,836,540 $1,091,249,963
19 Arms & Ammunition $6,708 $113,232
20 Misc. Articles $80,968,519 $1,485,462,409
21 Antiques $135,739 $457,903

Capital: Mexico
Population (million): 119.715
Total Area: 1,972,550km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 12.04 Peso (MXN)(2014)
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 federal district of Mexico City.

Head of State:
President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI)

Head of Government:
President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
Interior: Miguel Angel Osorio Chong
Economy: Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

Main Political Parties:
Chamber of Deputies Seats / Senate Seats PRI � Partido Revolucionario Institucional: 214/54 PAN: Partido Acción Nacional: 114/ 38 PRD: Partido de la Revolución Democrática: 101/22 MC: Movimiento Ciudadano: 20/0 PT: Partido del Trabajo: 14/6 PANAL: Partido Nueva Alianza: 10/1

Elections:
Presidential and Senate; every six years (2018); Chamber of Deputies : every three years (2015).


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Mexico Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1416.73 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 11834.17 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.12 2.53
Inflation: (%) 4.02 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 4.75 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $5,493,036,197
Canadian imports from country: $28,829,608,994
FDI in Canada: $884 million
CDI in Mexico: $13046 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Francisco Suárez Dávila

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sara Hradecky


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21