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China

Official Title:
People’s Republic of China


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 - China
Year Exports Imports
2015 $20,180,451,395 $65,665,975,773
2016 $20,972,995,893 $64,384,832,125
2017 $23,610,688,425 $70,928,228,859
2018 $27,689,091,049 $75,569,900,495
2019 $23,249,110,031 $74,992,743,409
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,037,453,282 $547,657,880
02 Veg. Prod. $2,765,753,025 $532,889,380
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $850,868,726 $22,845,442
04 Food Prod. $709,942,944 $628,535,383
05 Mineral Prod. $3,855,944,565 $167,012,080
06 Chemical Prod. $1,859,690,941 $2,096,573,144
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $459,541,567 $4,019,627,521
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $203,763,890 $1,197,070,611
09 Wood Prod. $1,403,466,129 $738,191,505
10 Paper Prod. $3,732,870,997 $1,016,385,736
11 Textiles Prod. $131,127,529 $6,273,167,451
12 Dress Access. $4,633,695 $1,891,804,346
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $12,746,450 $1,536,152,850
14 Precious Metals/stones $317,327,481 $292,265,611
15 Base Metal Prod. $947,269,268 $6,063,861,868
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,234,125,002 $33,984,440,681
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,895,962,441 $3,424,741,327
18 Specialized Inst. $630,271,116 $1,750,682,267
19 Arms & Ammunition $127,578 $18,263,443
20 Misc. Articles $99,568,408 $8,683,244,284
21 Antiques $2,688,483 $13,670,908

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1,395.38
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.21 Renminbi (CNY) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day, 1 October
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, other languages


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
One Party Socialist Republic

Head of State:
President XI Jinping

Head of Government:
Premier LI Keqiang

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: WANG Yi
Commerce: ZHONG Shan

Main Political Parties:
Chinese Communist Party

Elections:


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 17,412.21 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 12,478.47 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.57 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.1 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 3.8 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $23,249,110,031
Canadian imports from country: $74,992,743,409
FDI in Canada (2018): $16,959 million
CDI in country (2018): $12,736 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Peiwu Cong

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Dominic Barton


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2016-08-25