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Saudi Arabia

Official Title:
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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 - Saudi Arabia
Year Exports Imports
2013 $915,984,873 $2,701,211,544
2014 $1,245,187,613 $2,610,917,955
2015 $1,191,908,856 $1,975,304,391
2016 $1,239,240,528 $1,705,483,424
2017 $1,453,167,866 $2,626,564,235
Product trade (2017)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $23,393,538 $953,062
02 Veg. Prod. $71,311,711 $3,297,493
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,374,163 $15,290
04 Food Prod. $27,458,744 $607,943
05 Mineral Prod. $120,238,225 $2,583,883,485
06 Chemical Prod. $82,652,046 $7,320,507
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $25,923,809 $6,451,335
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $176,666 $7,509
09 Wood Prod. $15,481,804 $93,827
10 Paper Prod. $4,446,080 $257,990
11 Textiles Prod. $5,239,485 $1,680,690
12 Dress Access. $393,512 $12,691
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $901,153 $947,770
14 Precious Metals/stones $272,648 $212,400
15 Base Metal Prod. $20,379,770 $9,869,984
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $215,965,934 $2,455,529
17 Vehicles and Equip. $760,127,726 $617,702
18 Specialized Inst. $41,384,599 $82,026
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,049,161 $3,282
20 Misc. Articles $15,508,761 $179,112
21 Antiques $39,208 $8,632

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 32.38
Total Area: 2,149,690km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.89 Riyal (SAR) (2017 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 September, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Absolute monarchy

Type of Government:
Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the King. The Crown Prince is also First Deputy Minister and Defence Minister

Head of State:
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Head of Government:
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Ministers:
Crown Prince: Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Foreign Affairs: Ibrahim al-Assaf
Finance: Mohammed Al-Jadaan
Commerce and Investment: Majed Al-Qasabi

Main Political Parties:
Political parties are not permitted

Elections:
No federal elections.


Economic Information (2017)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 888.09 2,145.99
GDP per capita: ($) 27,429.20 58,542.06
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.74 3
Inflation: (%) -0.85 1.61
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.32

Product Trade and investment (2017)

Canadian exports to country: $1,453,167,866
Canadian imports from country: $2,626,564,235
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Saudi Arabia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Naif AlSudairy

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


January 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2012-02-27