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Canada-Australia fact sheet

Official Title:
Commonwealth of Australia

General Information

Capital: Canberra
Population (million): 25.57
Total Area: 7,713,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.09 Australian $ (AUD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January
Language(s): English, Aboriginal languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy

Head of State:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) David Hurley

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Marise Payne
Trade, Tourism and Investment: Simon Birmingham

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Party, Australian Labor Party, National Party, Greens

Elections:
Last: May 18, 2019 Next: 2022

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Australia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,810.86 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 70,822.58 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.85 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1.61 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 5.18 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $2,258,117,434
Canadian imports from country: $2,335,815,263
FDI in Canada: $11,183 million
CDI in the country: $37,810 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Natasha Smith

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mark Glauser (Canberra, AU)

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Australia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $1,894,748,285 $1,679,799,890
2016 $1,955,695,061 $2,004,582,459
2017 $1,997,472,274 $1,900,453,184
2018 $2,051,084,575 $2,101,740,895
2019 $2,258,117,434 $2,335,815,263
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Australia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $55,010,864 $260,985,684
02 Veg. Prod. $227,605,618 $56,141,128
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,222,409 $2,644,960
04 Food Prod. $102,201,058 $267,700,181
05 Mineral Prod. $82,422,440 $141,997,295
06 Chemical Prod. $193,420,817 $1,007,086,194
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $47,099,122 $38,243,160
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,797,357 $371,914
09 Wood Prod. $38,834,630 $450,507
10 Paper Prod. $45,870,426 $13,593,018
11 Textiles Prod. $19,358,321 $5,096,888
12 Dress Access. $1,369,998 $1,785,284
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,543,730 $3,515,567
14 Precious Metals/stones $18,457,243 $39,241,703
15 Base Metal Prod. $113,868,170 $113,637,422
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $766,822,289 $135,124,080
17 Vehicles and Equip. $240,015,880 $37,069,602
18 Specialized Inst. $131,458,141 $192,529,110
19 Arms & Ammunition $24,961,772 $1,942,656
20 Misc. Articles $28,950,602 $7,765,731
21 Antiques $650,724 $383,524


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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