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Fact Sheet

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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Russia
Year Exports Imports
2009 $889,362,359 $1,534,750,588
2010 $1,189,929,673 $1,644,819,557
2011 $1,496,966,195 $1,286,477,226
2012 $1,651,045,380 $994,508,324
2013 $1,413,856,009 $979,706,466
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Russia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $387,188,537 $69,550,650
02 Veg. Prod. $8,312,576 $3,859,059
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $221,568 $42,573
04 Food Prod. $33,206,236 $16,657,827
05 Mineral Prod. $4,550,746 $395,078,769
06 Chemical Prod. $34,241,425 $184,689,079
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $24,140,352 $82,872,136
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,505,441 $370,866
09 Wood Prod. $49,191,731 $29,446,548
10 Paper Prod. $1,698,238 $719,183
11 Textiles Prod. $11,942,158 $691,255
12 Dress Access. $3,615,368 $86,698
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,151,013 $349,211
14 Precious Metals/stones $209,553 $79,764,223
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,915,654 $61,272,823
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $448,922,355 $12,551,276
17 Vehicles and Equip. $264,955,974 $21,575,919
18 Specialized Inst. $64,335,422 $8,387,555
19 Arms & Ammunition $22,269 $5,404,256
20 Misc. Articles $31,324,706 $3,535,164
21 Antiques $6,271,770 $534,848

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 142.929
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 30.88 Rouble (RUB)(2013)
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
Industry and Trade : Denis Manturov
Finance: Anton Siluanov

Main Political Parties:
Parties represented in Duma: United Russia, Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Fair Russia 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 election: March 2013. Members of the Duma: 5 year term. Last election: December 2011


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2180.3 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 15254.46 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.28 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.76 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.52 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $1,413,856,009
Canadian imports from country: $979,706,466
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Russia: $4816 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Georgiy Mamedov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John R. Kur


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16