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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
2009 $4,803,423,292 $16,535,820,604
2010 $5,008,226,867 $22,111,307,640
2011 $5,486,195,485 $24,571,809,210
2012 $5,386,182,131 $25,522,984,388
2013 $5,386,370,788 $26,726,567,473
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Mexico
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $248,800,573 $11,220,810
02 Veg. Prod. $1,165,948,732 $1,221,927,471
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $45,396,447 $13,107,128
04 Food Prod. $143,325,250 $309,026,393
05 Mineral Prod. $98,494,174 $1,868,658,810
06 Chemical Prod. $249,296,604 $479,974,363
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $361,595,524 $381,105,109
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,136,253 $31,983,570
09 Wood Prod. $14,658,785 $21,961,559
10 Paper Prod. $135,029,845 $140,046,379
11 Textiles Prod. $40,657,283 $438,534,713
12 Dress Access. $592,065 $26,078,910
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,284,933 $153,199,343
14 Precious Metals/stones $41,391,944 $563,354,235
15 Base Metal Prod. $711,425,716 $736,291,010
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $977,234,651 $10,002,841,065
17 Vehicles and Equip. $961,031,979 $7,793,503,740
18 Specialized Inst. $62,416,116 $908,226,500
19 Arms & Ammunition $33,164 $90,536
20 Misc. Articles $53,412,355 $1,315,248,347
21 Antiques $65,480 $1,372,589

Capital: Mexico
Population (million): 118.397
Total Area: 1,972,550km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 12.38 Peso (MXN)(2013)
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:
PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional: 213/54; PAN - Partido Acción Nacional: 114/38; PRD - Partido de la Revolución Democrática: 102/22; PVEM - Partido Verde Ecologista: 28/7; MC Movimiento Ciudadano (previously Convergencia) - 18/1; PT - Partido del Trabajo: 15/5; PANAL - Partido Nueva Alianza - 10/1

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


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Mexico Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1295.56 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 10942.5 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.06 2.01
Inflation: (%) 3.8 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.92 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $5,386,370,788
Canadian imports from country: $26,726,567,473
FDI in Canada: $22 million
CDI in Mexico: $12289 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Francisco Suárez Dávila

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sara Hradecky


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21