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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
2010 $1,189,929,673 $1,644,819,557
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 $1,246,805,839 $725,956,795
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Russia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $408,118,341 $29,694,573
02 Veg. Prod. $10,915,523 $5,963,786
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $6,284 $114,352
04 Food Prod. $36,217,010 $11,646,539
05 Mineral Prod. $7,263,827 $85,782,650
06 Chemical Prod. $22,767,637 $165,285,542
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $20,325,230 $113,915,150
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,100,781 $307,092
09 Wood Prod. $27,531,522 $30,287,339
10 Paper Prod. $1,506,519 $822,678
11 Textiles Prod. $8,156,055 $1,190,914
12 Dress Access. $2,768,905 $190,942
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,630,563 $313,665
14 Precious Metals/stones $13,166 $31,532,160
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,854,925 $175,781,870
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $415,191,143 $16,964,637
17 Vehicles and Equip. $174,464,802 $29,699,114
18 Specialized Inst. $35,395,096 $12,619,270
19 Arms & Ammunition $32,278 $7,042,362
20 Misc. Articles $26,144,379 $4,812,432
21 Antiques $240,285 $330,715

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 143.7
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 34.76 Rouble (RUB)(2014)
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2051.5 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 14276.29 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.62 2.53
Inflation: (%) 7.82 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5.11 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,246,805,839
Canadian imports from country: $725,956,795
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Russia: $2080 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Alexander Darchiev

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John R. Kur


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16