Factsheet : Philippines

Official Title:
Republic of the Philippines


General Information

Capital: Manila
Population (million): 102.152
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 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Philippines Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 373.34 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 3654.74 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.81 1.18
Inflation: (%) 1.41 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6.3 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $751,425,165
Canadian imports from country: $1,419,183,315
FDI in Canada: $ million (2014)
CDI in Philippines: $ million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Petronila Garcia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Neil Reeder


April 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 $1,419,183,315
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 $49,372,402
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,407,681 $58,850,607
04 Food Prod. $51,634,953 $89,789,134
05 Mineral Prod. $50,076,414 $137,619
06 Chemical Prod. $53,431,246 $10,251,092
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,255,722 $58,082,343
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $67,463 $29,522,947
09 Wood Prod. $118,383,050 $3,139,701
10 Paper Prod. $9,920,109 $579,115
11 Textiles Prod. $8,261,177 $112,186,323
12 Dress Access. $87,165 $700,046
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $851,853 $1,600,123
14 Precious Metals/stones $70,958 $34,982,627
15 Base Metal Prod. $20,376,340 $52,898,392
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $65,445,027 $803,943,879
17 Vehicles and Equip. $29,513,338 $8,299,329
18 Specialized Inst. $5,982,897 $64,515,891
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $704,051
20 Misc. Articles $5,265,085 $22,568,788
21 Antiques $45,150 $31,913