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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
2009 $1,159,896,733 $1,534,197,079
2010 $977,757,933 $2,022,893,249
2011 $860,005,068 $2,736,463,887
2012 $1,385,170,414 $2,849,084,073
2013 $915,984,873 $2,701,211,481
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $26,180,240 $190,371
02 Veg. Prod. $66,563,162 $1,290,051
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $7 $19,320
04 Food Prod. $34,327,956 $376,111
05 Mineral Prod. $72,186,970 $2,678,926,398
06 Chemical Prod. $42,444,454 $3,293,736
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $15,528,954 $871,061
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $133,797 $668
09 Wood Prod. $32,423,356 $4,943
10 Paper Prod. $61,125,058 $177,217
11 Textiles Prod. $4,555,886 $2,744,736
12 Dress Access. $213,527 $1,690
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,334,485 $1,294,935
14 Precious Metals/stones $130,033 $23,231
15 Base Metal Prod. $22,714,726 $10,358,013
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $185,441,540 $1,170,625
17 Vehicles and Equip. $273,068,010 $121,032
18 Specialized Inst. $36,616,535 $43,674
19 Arms & Ammunition $18,569,254 $
20 Misc. Articles $15,865,599 $230,155
21 Antiques $127,730 $1,274

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 29.994
Total Area: 1,960,582km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.64 Riyal (SAR)(2013)
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 Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 770.84 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 25699.55 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.95 2.02
Inflation: (%) 3.51 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.5 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $915,984,873
Canadian imports from country: $2,701,211,481
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Saudi Arabia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Naif AlSudairy

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Thomas MacDonald


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27