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Fact Sheet

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Singapore

Official Title:
Republic of Singapore


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 - Singapore
Year Exports Imports
2010 $834,782,172 $1,147,645,764
2011 $806,077,428 $1,555,402,014
2012 $908,464,021 $1,424,629,062
2013 $974,666,702 $1,298,008,114
2014 $1,308,730,924 $1,154,658,471
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Singapore
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $18,131,440 $2,397,474
02 Veg. Prod. $73,089,786 $1,419,896
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $19,527,555 $1,374,950
04 Food Prod. $20,831,871 $17,144,849
05 Mineral Prod. $74,641,650 $10,695,938
06 Chemical Prod. $55,507,535 $357,006,452
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $44,228,906 $15,948,564
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $297,859 $115,546
09 Wood Prod. $1,243,614 $200,100
10 Paper Prod. $19,455,868 $8,317,171
11 Textiles Prod. $4,561,450 $3,824,159
12 Dress Access. $199,547 $276,871
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,350,311 $339,968
14 Precious Metals/stones $241,260,494 $2,440,297
15 Base Metal Prod. $50,729,592 $13,343,777
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $440,762,324 $430,124,759
17 Vehicles and Equip. $126,694,721 $92,321,846
18 Specialized Inst. $74,406,916 $143,860,381
19 Arms & Ammunition $138,301 $7,659,873
20 Misc. Articles $8,672,241 $3,606,166
21 Antiques $144,935 $6,926

Capital: Singapore
Population (million): 5.47
Total Area: 699km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.15 Singapore $ (SGD)(2014)
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: K. Shanmugam
Trade and Industry: Lim Heng Kiang

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

Elections:
Next: 2017


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Singapore Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 340.23 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 62202.82 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.92 2.53
Inflation: (%) 1.02 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 1.95 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,308,730,924
Canadian imports from country: $1,154,658,471
FDI in Canada: $683 million (2013)
CDI in Singapore: $2154 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Philip Eng (Singapore)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Heather Grant


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21