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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Turkey
Year Exports Imports
2009 $841,748,657 $714,198,952
2010 $1,271,507,611 $1,122,712,194
2011 $850,990,380 $1,479,098,284
2012 $888,292,837 $1,318,874,683
2013 $1,066,761,411 $1,422,338,897
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Turkey
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,435,056 $1,894,073
02 Veg. Prod. $337,193,914 $152,056,717
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,093,738
04 Food Prod. $6,511,876 $42,084,067
05 Mineral Prod. $127,983,468 $12,661,238
06 Chemical Prod. $33,449,299 $66,994,728
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,224,610 $33,665,779
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,461,128 $8,088,998
09 Wood Prod. $19,335,868 $1,551,551
10 Paper Prod. $111,210,652 $2,277,364
11 Textiles Prod. $2,567,961 $212,966,833
12 Dress Access. $273,994 $2,550,649
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,284,037 $120,758,375
14 Precious Metals/stones $32,248 $147,029,181
15 Base Metal Prod. $189,629,693 $423,249,479
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $84,696,921 $123,100,526
17 Vehicles and Equip. $93,768,970 $42,300,499
18 Specialized Inst. $25,208,147 $8,788,063
19 Arms & Ammunition $969,564 $9,199,942
20 Misc. Articles $5,377,554 $8,250,017
21 Antiques $1,725 $610,994

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 76.484
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.98 New Lira (TRY)(2014)
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: Mevlut Cavusoglu (AKP)
Finance: Mehmet Simsek (AKP)
Defence: Ismet Yilmaz (AKP)

Main Political Parties:
Justice and Development Party (AKP), Republican People’s Party (CHP), National Movement Party (MHP), Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Grand National Assembly: AKP (326), CHP (135), MHP (53), Independents/BDP (36).

Elections:
President (5-year term): last held in Aug. 2014 / National Assembly (4-year term): next general in 2015.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 844.52 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 11041.78 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.05 2.02
Inflation: (%) 7.49 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9.04 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $1,066,761,411
Canadian imports from country: $1,422,338,897
FDI in Canada: $0 million
CDI in Turkey: $824 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Selcuk Unal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16