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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
2009 $1,084,423,031 $1,147,651,140
2010 $834,782,172 $1,147,645,764
2011 $806,077,428 $1,555,402,014
2012 $908,435,047 $1,424,628,921
2013 $974,666,702 $1,298,023,009
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Singapore
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $18,498,442 $2,442,560
02 Veg. Prod. $16,000,243 $1,114,752
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $26,654,523 $433,791
04 Food Prod. $38,028,630 $18,560,174
05 Mineral Prod. $35,296,412 $60,191,584
06 Chemical Prod. $49,434,224 $459,445,001
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $48,891,829 $12,385,693
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $403,843 $321,607
09 Wood Prod. $1,124,248 $306,513
10 Paper Prod. $26,057,761 $10,622,986
11 Textiles Prod. $3,146,392 $8,111,873
12 Dress Access. $359,938 $48,679
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,904,270 $346,609
14 Precious Metals/stones $49,731,279 $1,593,787
15 Base Metal Prod. $47,575,410 $11,565,528
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $394,340,726 $473,622,384
17 Vehicles and Equip. $86,098,347 $82,884,581
18 Specialized Inst. $71,628,997 $124,722,655
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,594 $115,351
20 Misc. Articles $8,563,181 $3,986,823
21 Antiques $553,934 $47,914

Capital: Singapore
Population (million): 5.399
Total Area: 699km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.21 Singapore $ (SGD)(2013)
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: 2015


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Singapore Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 306.85 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 56833.26 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.85 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.36 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 1.9 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $974,666,702
Canadian imports from country: $1,298,023,009
FDI in Canada: $683 million
CDI in Singapore: $2154 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Heather Grant


November 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-21