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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 $915,988,667
2012 $527,938,117 $991,226,375
2013 $603,357,764 $1,137,130,767
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Philippines
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $114,355,521 $14,371,289
02 Veg. Prod. $99,578,357 $25,821,186
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,169,466 $39,488,477
04 Food Prod. $36,773,241 $71,604,778
05 Mineral Prod. $74,179,587 $158,702
06 Chemical Prod. $50,997,085 $6,080,357
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $19,072,993 $61,168,556
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $118,127 $14,325,683
09 Wood Prod. $93,959,532 $3,139,069
10 Paper Prod. $9,135,476 $447,245
11 Textiles Prod. $7,950,987 $77,044,543
12 Dress Access. $151,482 $920,126
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $261,875 $1,676,027
14 Precious Metals/stones $26,851 $918,031
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,517,987 $55,919,946
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $50,368,609 $630,701,990
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,379,512 $9,867,378
18 Specialized Inst. $8,598,340 $102,088,267
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $1,553,812
20 Misc. Articles $3,487,078 $19,773,317
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: $603,357,764
Canadian imports from country: $1,137,130,767
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Philippines: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Petronila P. Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Neil Reeder


July 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21