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Factsheet: Canada and China

Canada and China at a glance:
Population (million)35.11,382.7
Annual GDP$2.0 trillion$14.8 trillion
Chinese FDI in Canada*$20,581 million 
Canadian FDI in China* $12,410
Canadian Service Exports to China*$2,648 million 
Canada Services Imports from China*$2,427
Gross Debt/GPD ratio191.5%42.9%

Source: Statistics Canada (2016).
(*) based on 2015 data.
[1] IMF, World Economic Outlook Database, October 2016.

Canada-China Trade: A Snapshot (2015):
Top Canadian exports to China%Top Canadian imports from China%
1. Wood pulp14.21. Computer and peripheral equipment11.4
2. Oilseeds (except soybean)10.22. Broadcasting and wireless communications equipment7.6
3. Sawmills and wood preservation5.33. Telephone apparatus3.7
4. Automobile and light-duty motor vehicle manufacturing5.04. Dolls, toys and games3.4
5. Soybeans4.55. Women’s cut and sew clothing3.4
6. Animal slaughtering and processing4.16. Audio and video equipment2.9
7. Starch and vegetable fat and oil manufacturing3.87. Household and institutional furniture2.6
8. Copper, nickel, lead and zinc ore mining3.88. Footwear2.4
9. Coal mining3.49. Other plastic products2.1
10. Basic organic chemical manufacturing3.110. Electrical equipment and components1.9
Top 10 commodities exports to China as % of total57.6Top 10 commodities imports from China as % of total41.4
China exports as % of Canadian total4.1China imports as % of Canadian total12.1

Percentages may not add up as they are rounded to the nearest percent.
Source: Trade Data Online. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. (2016). Top NAICS Industries exports and imports.

Canada’s Trade in Services with China:
Service sectorExportsImports
Commercial services$510$435
Transportation and government services$627$1,236

Values represented in millions of C$.
Source: Statistics Canada (2014).

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