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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
2011 $1,496,966,195 $1,286,480,127
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 $1,039,375,342
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Russia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,608,695 $36,935,628
02 Veg. Prod. $2,739,796 $10,346,842
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,037 $41,295
04 Food Prod. $29,176,143 $9,682,277
05 Mineral Prod. $15,908,574 $334,258,920
06 Chemical Prod. $15,352,750 $200,604,598
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,968,985 $130,870,599
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,236,312 $66,341
09 Wood Prod. $1,049,643 $33,687,507
10 Paper Prod. $496,431 $2,015,720
11 Textiles Prod. $5,327,336 $1,718,258
12 Dress Access. $1,652,052 $277,009
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $954,749 $376,581
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,839 $51,356,841
15 Base Metal Prod. $34,689,158 $156,785,507
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $260,699,734 $22,002,592
17 Vehicles and Equip. $168,245,455 $29,700,630
18 Specialized Inst. $24,364,074 $6,580,068
19 Arms & Ammunition $20,868 $5,177,713
20 Misc. Articles $10,802,616 $3,933,289
21 Antiques $5,845 $375,352

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 146.3
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 47.74 Rouble (RUB)(2015 - 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 : Alexey Ulyukaev
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 March 2012. Members of the Duma: 5 year term. Last election: December 2011.


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1693.95 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 11578.62 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.75 1.18
Inflation: (%) 15.53 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.58 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $600,415,824
Canadian imports from country: $1,039,375,342
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Russia: $2261 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Alexander Darchiev

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John R. Kur


August 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16