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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
2010 $683,483,740 $889,000,390
2011 $554,810,154 $915,988,667
2012 $527,922,536 $991,226,315
2013 $602,809,583 $1,137,133,742
2014 $544,208,059 $1,238,876,226
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Philippines
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $86,358,051 $15,358,223
02 Veg. Prod. $50,493,500 $39,527,112
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,191,045 $45,794,676
04 Food Prod. $45,313,850 $70,014,141
05 Mineral Prod. $87,575,309 $391,086
06 Chemical Prod. $53,431,877 $6,446,233
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $17,507,312 $67,087,661
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $128,776 $13,984,621
09 Wood Prod. $87,768,513 $3,508,984
10 Paper Prod. $6,047,589 $511,042
11 Textiles Prod. $6,777,077 $94,076,807
12 Dress Access. $188,351 $831,455
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $641,562 $1,700,786
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,913 $494,165
15 Base Metal Prod. $24,360,188 $68,613,163
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $50,199,657 $717,179,336
17 Vehicles and Equip. $6,557,219 $10,890,010
18 Specialized Inst. $6,336,432 $62,393,540
19 Arms & Ammunition $59,920 $1,072,468
20 Misc. Articles $3,265,708 $18,912,702
21 Antiques $ $39,066

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 97.484
Total Area: 300,439km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 40.13 Peso (PHP)(2014)
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:
Presidential: 2016


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 280.21 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 2874.37 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.18 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.93 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.1 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $544,208,059
Canadian imports from country: $1,238,876,226
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Philippines: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Neil Reeder


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21