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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 $5,476,571,985 $24,571,767,569
2012 $5,386,278,309 $25,522,531,914
2013 $5,428,554,283 $26,688,198,195
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Mexico
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $248,741,513 $11,217,608
02 Veg. Prod. $1,165,954,177 $1,221,916,973
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $45,396,447 $13,108,920
04 Food Prod. $143,325,250 $308,993,948
05 Mineral Prod. $98,642,375 $1,868,657,147
06 Chemical Prod. $250,271,085 $477,566,368
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $362,485,861 $380,499,715
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,137,961 $31,980,295
09 Wood Prod. $14,661,449 $21,928,588
10 Paper Prod. $135,611,202 $139,962,562
11 Textiles Prod. $40,917,767 $437,283,719
12 Dress Access. $592,065 $26,076,364
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,338,634 $153,140,373
14 Precious Metals/stones $41,392,490 $563,355,040
15 Base Metal Prod. $715,971,246 $735,415,495
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $984,060,667 $9,992,764,251
17 Vehicles and Equip. $987,666,655 $7,779,542,096
18 Specialized Inst. $63,517,366 $905,790,418
19 Arms & Ammunition $33,164 $89,322
20 Misc. Articles $53,628,914 $1,315,458,087
21 Antiques $66,080 $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: $5,428,554,283
Canadian imports from country: $26,688,198,195
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Mexico: $5569 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Francisco Suárez Dávila

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sara Hradecky


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21