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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
2014 $1,245,187,613 $2,610,917,955
2015 $1,191,908,856 $1,975,304,391
2016 $1,239,240,475 $1,727,215,479
2017 $1,453,152,679 $2,638,425,355
2018 $1,881,609,330 $3,807,877,237
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $10,690,954 $963,056
02 Veg. Prod. $3,508,479 $3,386,394
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $678,438 $80,239
04 Food Prod. $24,645,098 $940,521
05 Mineral Prod. $32,580,293 $3,657,410,343
06 Chemical Prod. $57,606,143 $7,692,211
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $39,094,890 $14,676,848
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $152,930 $1,114
09 Wood Prod. $12,026,231 $1,226
10 Paper Prod. $11,853,932 $212,503
11 Textiles Prod. $2,720,708 $1,777,144
12 Dress Access. $113,928 $1,781
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,483,408 $1,597,881
14 Precious Metals/stones $529,785 $21,915
15 Base Metal Prod. $40,277,654 $117,533,313
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $182,862,007 $1,141,008
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,358,657,233 $148,856
18 Specialized Inst. $37,398,408 $100,245
19 Arms & Ammunition $18,663,595 $2,286
20 Misc. Articles $17,409,378 $167,240
21 Antiques $161,356 $9,722

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 33.20
Total Area: 2,149,690km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.89 Riyal (SAR) (2018 - 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 (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,016.21 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 30,605.69 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.22 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.48 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $1,881,609,330
Canadian imports from country: $3,807,877,237
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Saudi Arabia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Naif AlSudairy

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


April 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2012-02-27