Factsheet : Singapore

Official Title:
Republic of Singapore


General Information

Capital: Singapore
Population (million): 5.61
Total Area: 699km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.04182 Singapore $ (SGD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 9 August (1965)
Language(s): English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Republic

Head of State:
President Tony TAN Keng Yam

Head of Government:
Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Vivian BALAKRISHNAN
Trade and Industry: Lim Hng KIANG (Trade), S. ISWARAN (Industry)

Main Political Parties:
Ruling party: People’s Action Party (PAP). Opposition parties: Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), Workers’ Party (WP)

Elections:
Last: September 2015; Next: 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Singapore Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 393.55 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 70,185.68 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.53 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 2.08 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,342,144,936
Canadian imports from country: $983,764,350
FDI in Canada: $194 million
CDI in Singapore: $3,856 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner (Non-Resident) Philip ENG

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Lynn McDonald


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 - Singapore
Year Exports Imports
2012 $908,464,021 $1,424,629,062
2013 $974,666,702 $1,298,035,303
2014 $1,308,768,064 $1,154,947,340
2015 $1,506,873,037 $953,385,250
2016 $1,342,144,936 $983,764,350
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Singapore
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $22,551,490 $2,441,255
02 Veg. Prod. $26,028,966 $2,060,517
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $62,704,221 $2,025,849
04 Food Prod. $20,076,044 $20,709,884
05 Mineral Prod. $12,508,666 $74,724,636
06 Chemical Prod. $81,601,700 $264,452,914
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $38,700,623 $12,227,249
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,027,923 $60,401
09 Wood Prod. $1,050,191 $223,377
10 Paper Prod. $24,815,113 $5,824,606
11 Textiles Prod. $4,783,567 $806,922
12 Dress Access. $268,960 $521,131
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,072,085 $529,666
14 Precious Metals/stones $47,318,397 $4,782,729
15 Base Metal Prod. $55,479,744 $8,586,410
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $684,914,883 $355,674,723
17 Vehicles and Equip. $90,907,125 $10,987,281
18 Specialized Inst. $91,037,709 $163,691,253
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,421,572 $1,141,279
20 Misc. Articles $9,282,866 $3,259,386
21 Antiques $100,266 $171,145