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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
2011 $1,271,507,611 $1,122,712,194
2012 $850,990,380 $1,479,098,284
2013 $888,279,382 $1,318,874,469
2014 $1,062,523,634 $1,410,218,665
2015 $1,126,689,216 $1,293,771,028
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,813,862 $3,170,943
02 Veg. Prod. $522,226,257 $207,925,974
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $199,043 $2,648,347
04 Food Prod. $12,437,823 $54,528,604
05 Mineral Prod. $137,386,222 $14,094,823
06 Chemical Prod. $27,832,829 $85,929,841
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,476,871 $37,353,519
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,220,961 $7,884,357
09 Wood Prod. $29,997,295 $2,678,550
10 Paper Prod. $96,871,885 $1,989,323
11 Textiles Prod. $2,825,386 $249,760,866
12 Dress Access. $287,043 $2,848,599
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $970,792 $126,239,954
14 Precious Metals/stones $927,950 $47,058,044
15 Base Metal Prod. $101,851,251 $141,594,214
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $91,989,893 $168,320,806
17 Vehicles and Equip. $43,162,745 $110,357,769
18 Specialized Inst. $29,465,911 $8,719,146
19 Arms & Ammunition $4,076 $11,915,562
20 Misc. Articles $2,521,203 $8,548,741
21 Antiques $38,580 $111,819

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 77.738
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.13 New Lira (TRY)(2015 - 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 938.12 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 12067.67 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.84 1.18
Inflation: (%) 7.67 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 10.21 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $1,126,689,216
Canadian imports from country: $1,293,771,028
FDI in Canada: $-5 million
CDI in Turkey: $553 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Selcuk Unal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


May 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16