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Turkey

Official Title:
Republic of Turkey


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 - Turkey
Year Exports Imports
2010 $841,748,657 $714,198,952
2011 $1,271,507,611 $1,122,712,194
2012 $850,990,380 $1,479,098,284
2013 $888,292,837 $1,318,874,683
2014 $1,062,523,634 $1,410,216,262
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,435,056 $1,894,073
02 Veg. Prod. $337,193,914 $151,981,632
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,094,181
04 Food Prod. $5,268,936 $42,023,756
05 Mineral Prod. $127,983,468 $12,659,151
06 Chemical Prod. $33,450,348 $66,974,231
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,204,466 $33,672,347
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,461,128 $8,096,625
09 Wood Prod. $19,335,868 $1,551,698
10 Paper Prod. $108,358,431 $2,277,429
11 Textiles Prod. $2,567,961 $213,038,891
12 Dress Access. $273,994 $2,550,527
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,284,037 $120,739,156
14 Precious Metals/stones $38,821 $147,029,336
15 Base Metal Prod. $189,570,873 $410,827,430
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $84,627,899 $123,199,122
17 Vehicles and Equip. $93,768,970 $42,308,918
18 Specialized Inst. $25,208,145 $8,788,159
19 Arms & Ammunition $969,564 $9,201,469
20 Misc. Articles $5,377,554 $8,256,934
21 Antiques $1,725 $610,994

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 76.903
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.98 New Lira (TRY)(2014 - Annual average)
National Holiday: October 29, Proclamation of the Republic (1923)
Language(s): Turkish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 550 seat Grand National Assembly. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) appointed by the President. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President on the nomination of the Prime Minister and requires the confidence of the National Assembly. Administrative divisions: 81 provinces. Governing party: Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Head of State:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavosoglu (AKP)
Finance: Naci Agbal (AKP)
Defence: Ismet Yilmaz (AKP)

Main Political Parties:
Justice and Development Party (AKP), Republican People’s Party (CHP), Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) National Movement Party (MHP). Grand National Assembly: AKP (317), CHP (134), HDP (59), MHP (40).

Elections:
President (5-year term), National Assembly (4-year term): Next: 2019.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 881.73 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 11465.49 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.91 2.44
Inflation: (%) 8.86 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 9.91 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $1,062,523,634
Canadian imports from country: $1,410,216,262
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Turkey: $1151 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Selcuk Unal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16