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Russia

Official Title:
Russian Federation


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 - Russia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $1,652,026,582 $994,527,853
2013 $1,390,334,048 $864,908,635
2014 $1,240,547,655 $737,422,084
2015 $600,415,824 $1,038,181,503
2016 $606,980,009 $931,452,717
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Russia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $17,792,306 $33,896,000
02 Veg. Prod. $20,749,234 $9,109,866
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $14,651 $48,718
04 Food Prod. $39,121,371 $13,151,679
05 Mineral Prod. $17,037,812 $225,269,793
06 Chemical Prod. $15,496,818 $117,757,955
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,013,112 $135,975,390
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,355,595 $27,550
09 Wood Prod. $277,922 $32,016,439
10 Paper Prod. $490,223 $1,215,405
11 Textiles Prod. $3,987,124 $3,568,758
12 Dress Access. $1,894,913 $457,541
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,409,340 $863,161
14 Precious Metals/stones $23,150 $54,642,025
15 Base Metal Prod. $34,404,911 $240,165,007
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $228,920,207 $14,135,026
17 Vehicles and Equip. $155,919,701 $29,669,940
18 Specialized Inst. $43,222,318 $9,834,421
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $4,197,775
20 Misc. Articles $12,816,974 $4,519,059
21 Antiques $32,334 $431,981

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 143.44
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 50.46986 Rouble (RUB) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 June, National Day
Language(s): Russian, others


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Mixed presidential/parliamentary democracy. Bicameral Federal Assembly (Federalnoe Sobranie) with a 166 member Federation Council (Sovet Federatsii) and a 450 member State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma). Prime Minister and ministers of Government appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 83 divisions known as "subjects" of the Russian Federation (46 oblasts, 21 republics, 4 autonomous okrugs, 9 krais, 2 federal cities (Moscow & St.-Petersburg) & 1 autonomous oblast).

Head of State:
President Vladimir Putin

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sergey Lavrov
Economic Development : Maxim Oreshkin
Finance: Anton Siluanov

Main Political Parties:
Parties represented in Duma: United Russia, Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), A Just Russia, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Duma: United Russia (238), Communist Party of the Russian Federation (92), A Just Russia (CP) (64), Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) (56).

Elections:
President (6 year term): Last in March 2012. Members of the Duma (5 year term): Last election: December 2011.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,697.28 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 11,832.67 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.25 1.43
Inflation: (%) 7.04 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 5.51 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $606,980,009
Canadian imports from country: $931,452,717
FDI in Canada: $1,373 million
CDI in Russia: $3,484 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Alexander Darchiev

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John R. Kur


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16