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Saudi Arabia

Official Title:
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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 - Saudi Arabia
Year Exports Imports
2010 $977,757,933 $2,022,893,249
2011 $860,005,068 $2,736,463,887
2012 $1,385,170,414 $2,849,084,098
2013 $915,984,873 $2,701,211,497
2014 $1,245,668,220 $2,664,552,084
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $21,153,471 $524,637
02 Veg. Prod. $206,744,687 $1,485,290
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $88,425 $2,578
04 Food Prod. $34,633,654 $588,014
05 Mineral Prod. $27,399,784 $2,645,060,523
06 Chemical Prod. $58,147,018 $4,625,807
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,997,982 $839,990
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $117,562 $6,416
09 Wood Prod. $21,801,318 $2,056
10 Paper Prod. $44,672,485 $208,131
11 Textiles Prod. $5,240,588 $3,373,176
12 Dress Access. $246,186 $5,084
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,580,012 $970,778
14 Precious Metals/stones $517,623 $44,857
15 Base Metal Prod. $31,472,579 $4,614,790
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $269,903,749 $1,983,258
17 Vehicles and Equip. $416,089,327 $60,586
18 Specialized Inst. $48,610,944 $36,570
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,357,174 $
20 Misc. Articles $31,575,218 $116,907
21 Antiques $20,000 $571

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 30.77
Total Area: 1,960,582km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.4 Riyal (SAR)(2014)
National Holiday: 23 September, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Monarchy

Type of Government:
Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the King

Head of State:
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Finances: Ibrahim Abdelaziz Al-Assaf
Commerce & Industry: Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah

Main Political Parties:
Political parties are not permitted

Elections:
No federal elections


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 831.07 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 27008.64 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.59 2.53
Inflation: (%) 2.68 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5.55 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,245,668,220
Canadian imports from country: $2,664,552,084
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Saudi Arabia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Naif AlSudairy

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Thomas MacDonald


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27