Factsheet : Philippines

Official Title:
Republic of the Philippines


General Information

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 102.15
Total Area: 300,439km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 35.58 Peso (PHP)(2015- 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 (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $751,425,165
Canadian imports from country: $1,419,187,779
FDI in Canada: $48 million
CDI in Philippines: $1,427 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate John Holmes


October 2016
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
2011 $554,810,154 $915,988,667
2012 $527,922,536 $991,226,315
2013 $602,809,583 $1,137,058,973
2014 $569,684,370 $1,238,946,408
2015 $751,425,165 $1,419,187,779
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Philippines
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $77,698,284 $16,979,780
02 Veg. Prod. $237,385,573 $49,372,614
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,407,681 $58,850,607
04 Food Prod. $51,634,953 $89,789,137
05 Mineral Prod. $50,076,414 $137,619
06 Chemical Prod. $53,431,246 $10,251,092
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,255,722 $58,093,069
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $67,463 $29,522,602
09 Wood Prod. $118,383,050 $3,134,365
10 Paper Prod. $9,920,109 $579,115
11 Textiles Prod. $8,261,177 $112,198,760
12 Dress Access. $87,165 $700,920
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $851,853 $1,589,267
14 Precious Metals/stones $70,958 $34,982,627
15 Base Metal Prod. $20,376,340 $52,898,374
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $65,445,027 $803,944,455
17 Vehicles and Equip. $29,513,338 $8,299,324
18 Specialized Inst. $5,982,897 $64,518,486
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $704,051
20 Misc. Articles $5,265,085 $22,568,788
21 Antiques $45,150 $31,913