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Philippines

Official Title:
Republic of the Philippines


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 - Philippines
Year Exports Imports
2009 $526,893,926 $736,871,903
2010 $683,483,740 $889,000,390
2011 $554,810,154 $915,975,411
2012 $527,938,117 $991,220,137
2013 $607,481,722 $1,136,845,086
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Philippines
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $114,574,955 $14,366,684
02 Veg. Prod. $99,661,203 $25,800,931
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,169,466 $39,388,063
04 Food Prod. $37,597,280 $71,604,116
05 Mineral Prod. $74,179,587 $158,702
06 Chemical Prod. $50,997,085 $6,080,309
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $19,078,861 $61,172,315
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $118,127 $14,273,020
09 Wood Prod. $93,959,532 $3,138,555
10 Paper Prod. $9,137,765 $447,150
11 Textiles Prod. $8,023,678 $77,016,548
12 Dress Access. $151,482 $917,489
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $261,875 $1,675,965
14 Precious Metals/stones $26,851 $912,274
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,518,155 $55,912,497
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $50,755,330 $630,640,828
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,658,009 $9,867,378
18 Specialized Inst. $8,619,405 $102,085,891
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,050,471 $1,553,812
20 Misc. Articles $3,642,787 $19,771,676
21 Antiques $37,291 $16,495

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 97.484
Total Area: 300,439km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 41.11 Peso (PHP)(2013)
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 Benigno S AQUINO III

Head of Government:
President Benigno S AQUINO III

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Albert DEL ROSARIO
Trade and Industry: Gregory L. DOMINGO

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

Elections:
Mid term: 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 280.02 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 2872.44 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.16 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.93 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $607,481,722
Canadian imports from country: $1,136,845,086
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Philippines: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Leslie B. Gatan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Neil Reeder


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21