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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 $891,488,486 $632,288,448
2010 $841,748,657 $714,198,952
2011 $1,271,507,611 $1,122,689,562
2012 $850,990,380 $1,479,077,679
2013 $914,819,158 $1,318,133,663
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Turkey
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,748,758 $1,327,704
02 Veg. Prod. $237,655,267 $132,499,113
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $723,508 $7,478,336
04 Food Prod. $8,026,257 $33,306,957
05 Mineral Prod. $95,977,067 $9,617,160
06 Chemical Prod. $25,427,849 $50,368,499
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $10,903,171 $27,990,792
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,923,440 $7,078,298
09 Wood Prod. $19,715,952 $2,014,219
10 Paper Prod. $175,265,804 $5,529,665
11 Textiles Prod. $2,670,698 $193,566,563
12 Dress Access. $244,211 $2,349,798
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $873,840 $107,950,016
14 Precious Metals/stones $38,988 $270,108,267
15 Base Metal Prod. $164,700,970 $267,004,153
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $88,845,744 $121,356,389
17 Vehicles and Equip. $39,285,252 $52,772,010
18 Specialized Inst. $17,243,638 $7,486,243
19 Arms & Ammunition $56,175 $8,473,279
20 Misc. Articles $4,404,872 $9,490,596
21 Antiques $348,247 $130,153

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 76.484
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.85 New Lira (TRY)(2013)
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 Abdullah Gül

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ahmet Davutoglu (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): next in Aug. 2014 / National Assembly (4-year term): next general in 2015 or 2016.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 851.54 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 11133.54 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.29 2.01
Inflation: (%) 7.49 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9.73 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $914,819,158
Canadian imports from country: $1,318,133,663
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Turkey: $909 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Tuncay Babali

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16