Factsheet : Philippines

Official Title:
Republic of the Philippines


General Information

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 104.20
Total Area: 300,439km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 35.78247 Peso (PHP) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 12 June (1898)
Language(s): Filipino (Tagalog), English


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Presidential Republic

Head of State:
President Rodrigo Duterte

Head of Government:
President Rodrigo Duterte

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Enrique MANALO (acting)
Trade and Industry: Ramon LOPEZ

Main Political Parties:
PDP-Laban, Liberal Party, Nacionalista Party, Lakas-KAMPI, Nationalist People’s Coalition, Bayan, PMP

Elections:
Presidential: May 2022


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 403.80 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 3,875.39 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.84 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.78 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 5.48 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $625,952,579
Canadian imports from country: $1,355,143,684
FDI in Canada: $62 million
CDI in Philippines: $1,150 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 - Philippines
Year Exports Imports
2012 $527,922,536 $991,226,315
2013 $602,809,583 $1,137,058,973
2014 $564,980,678 $1,238,914,883
2015 $731,697,869 $1,419,267,681
2016 $625,952,579 $1,355,143,684
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Philippines
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $92,811,985 $13,783,897
02 Veg. Prod. $35,781,039 $41,222,122
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,119,604 $46,730,388
04 Food Prod. $64,262,965 $87,273,981
05 Mineral Prod. $90,198,597 $466,034
06 Chemical Prod. $50,967,446 $7,400,119
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,153,485 $64,477,374
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $322,505 $43,089,055
09 Wood Prod. $103,518,271 $3,228,413
10 Paper Prod. $11,347,267 $708,054
11 Textiles Prod. $7,965,478 $99,958,459
12 Dress Access. $116,325 $1,272,814
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $877,791 $1,568,169
14 Precious Metals/stones $42,289 $680,416
15 Base Metal Prod. $44,219,683 $40,934,620
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,265,838 $821,686,301
17 Vehicles and Equip. $27,782,512 $5,258,230
18 Specialized Inst. $8,529,420 $55,926,092
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $770,116
20 Misc. Articles $9,416,466 $18,486,805
21 Antiques $32,090 $41,686