Factsheet : Philippines

Official Title:
Republic of the Philippines


General Information

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 102.15
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: Perfecto Rivas YASAY
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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 374.94 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 3,670.39 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.91 1.08
Inflation: (%) 1.41 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6.28 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $625,807,275
Canadian imports from country: $1,355,234,976
FDI in Canada: $48 million (2015)
CDI in Philippines: $1,427 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


February 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 $625,807,275 $1,355,234,976
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Philippines
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $92,811,985 $13,781,611
02 Veg. Prod. $35,781,039 $41,221,354
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,119,604 $46,730,292
04 Food Prod. $64,262,965 $87,273,981
05 Mineral Prod. $90,198,597 $465,834
06 Chemical Prod. $50,885,255 $7,399,242
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,153,485 $64,753,013
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $322,505 $43,087,629
09 Wood Prod. $103,518,271 $3,227,242
10 Paper Prod. $11,347,267 $707,796
11 Textiles Prod. $7,965,478 $99,829,922
12 Dress Access. $116,325 $1,271,433
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $877,791 $1,568,169
14 Precious Metals/stones $42,289 $680,416
15 Base Metal Prod. $44,219,683 $40,938,159
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,162,535 $821,650,672
17 Vehicles and Equip. $27,782,512 $5,257,836
18 Specialized Inst. $8,529,420 $55,923,056
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $770,116
20 Misc. Articles $9,416,466 $18,474,376
21 Antiques $32,090 $41,686