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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 $1,152,375,711 $1,368,619,538
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,212,729 $3,097,806
02 Veg. Prod. $484,337,192 $218,854,202
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,779,465
04 Food Prod. $8,156,359 $59,736,946
05 Mineral Prod. $200,195,052 $13,499,227
06 Chemical Prod. $31,332,828 $94,383,699
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,433,507 $37,139,339
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,986,996 $7,845,130
09 Wood Prod. $26,829,522 $5,974,888
10 Paper Prod. $46,127,001 $820,278
11 Textiles Prod. $2,835,178 $280,491,967
12 Dress Access. $90,487 $3,264,480
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $877,371 $118,047,552
14 Precious Metals/stones $635,548 $22,188,226
15 Base Metal Prod. $137,638,970 $146,717,986
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $113,192,152 $179,123,948
17 Vehicles and Equip. $41,674,964 $138,442,824
18 Specialized Inst. $23,676,188 $9,306,697
19 Arms & Ammunition $426,618 $14,302,538
20 Misc. Articles $2,141,424 $12,252,247
21 Antiques $ $261,929

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 78.15
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 Yildirim (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (AKP)
Economy: Arzybek Novikov
Defence: Fikri Isik (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 (40), independent (1)

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


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 920.43 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 11,777.38 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.98 1.08
Inflation: (%) 7.67 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 10.28 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,152,375,711
Canadian imports from country: $1,368,619,538
FDI in Canada: $(5) million (2015)
CDI in Turkey: $553 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Selçuk Ünal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Chris Cooter


February 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16