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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.
Bilateral Product 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 $569,684,370 $1,238,927,374
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Philippines
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $86,358,051 $15,378,666
02 Veg. Prod. $50,493,500 $39,538,305
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,191,045 $45,794,676
04 Food Prod. $45,313,850 $70,003,813
05 Mineral Prod. $112,104,767 $391,086
06 Chemical Prod. $53,431,877 $6,446,233
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $17,507,312 $67,108,284
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $128,776 $13,983,385
09 Wood Prod. $88,573,830 $3,509,725
10 Paper Prod. $6,047,589 $511,217
11 Textiles Prod. $6,777,077 $94,104,596
12 Dress Access. $188,351 $828,148
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $641,562 $1,700,840
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,913 $494,175
15 Base Metal Prod. $24,501,723 $68,513,784
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $50,199,657 $717,220,874
17 Vehicles and Equip. $6,557,219 $10,893,399
18 Specialized Inst. $6,336,432 $62,426,539
19 Arms & Ammunition $59,920 $1,072,468
20 Misc. Articles $3,265,708 $18,918,058
21 Antiques $ $39,066

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 99.434
Total Area: 300,439km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 40.13 Peso (PHP)(2014 - 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 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: May 2016


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 314.35 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 3161.4 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.13 2.44
Inflation: (%) 4.17 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.8 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $569,684,370
Canadian imports from country: $1,238,927,374
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Philippines: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Neil Reeder


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21