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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
2012 $850,990,380 $1,479,098,284
2013 $888,279,382 $1,318,874,469
2014 $1,062,523,634 $1,410,184,619
2015 $1,126,698,818 $1,293,558,724
2016 $1,152,581,035 $1,368,188,556
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,225,129 $3,098,153
02 Veg. Prod. $484,459,923 $218,780,285
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,779,465
04 Food Prod. $8,200,405 $59,756,683
05 Mineral Prod. $200,195,052 $13,480,894
06 Chemical Prod. $31,334,303 $94,384,060
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,436,030 $37,104,913
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,986,996 $7,859,706
09 Wood Prod. $26,829,522 $5,975,478
10 Paper Prod. $46,127,064 $820,307
11 Textiles Prod. $2,835,178 $280,809,653
12 Dress Access. $90,487 $3,277,594
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $877,371 $118,082,024
14 Precious Metals/stones $635,548 $22,188,037
15 Base Metal Prod. $137,638,970 $147,248,587
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $113,214,238 $179,185,539
17 Vehicles and Equip. $41,674,964 $137,161,225
18 Specialized Inst. $23,676,188 $9,306,697
19 Arms & Ammunition $426,618 $14,302,538
20 Misc. Articles $2,141,424 $12,236,731
21 Antiques $ $261,929

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 79.82
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2,27957 New Lira (TRY) (2016 - 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 Binali Yıldırım (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (AKP)
Economy: Nihat Zeybekci (AKP)
Defence: Nurettin Canikli (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 (133), HDP (59), MHP (36), independent (5)

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


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,136.30 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 14,236.66 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2,88 1,43
Inflation: (%) 7,78 1,41
Unemployment: (%) 10,79 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,152,581,035
Canadian imports from country: $1,368,188,556
FDI in Canada: $(6) million
CDI in Turkey: $638 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Selçuk Ünal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Chris Cooter


August 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16