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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Year Exports Imports
2011 $860,005,068 $2,736,463,887
2012 $1,385,170,414 $2,849,084,098
2013 $915,984,873 $2,701,211,544
2014 $1,245,713,493 $2,610,917,890
2015 $1,195,936,241 $2,058,582,152
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $32,958,518 $367,056
02 Veg. Prod. $131,951,236 $1,683,715
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $83,626 $23,089
04 Food Prod. $42,395,107 $668,906
05 Mineral Prod. $21,726,813 $2,001,552,891
06 Chemical Prod. $73,699,709 $26,912,045
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $17,531,829 $6,513,258
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $295,380 $1,434
09 Wood Prod. $29,443,053 $2,867
10 Paper Prod. $36,995,469 $286,200
11 Textiles Prod. $6,511,186 $3,520,835
12 Dress Access. $820,114 $3,730
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,824,685 $723,323
14 Precious Metals/stones $815,892 $45,843
15 Base Metal Prod. $26,984,590 $15,201,638
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $282,566,058 $842,262
17 Vehicles and Equip. $400,610,017 $57,531
18 Specialized Inst. $47,489,412 $107,466
19 Arms & Ammunition $6,268,526 $
20 Misc. Articles $23,397,346 $63,251
21 Antiques $9,886 $250

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 31.386
Total Area: 1,960,582km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.94 Riyal (SAR)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 September, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Absolute 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:
Crown Prince: Muhammad bin Nayef bin Saud
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. Municipal held in 2005, 2011, and 2015


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 835.28 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 26613.28 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.35 1.18
Inflation: (%) 2.19 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $1,195,936,241
Canadian imports from country: $2,058,582,152
FDI in Canada: $ million (2014)
CDI in Saudi Arabia: $ million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Naif AlSudairy

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Dennis Horak


April 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27