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Canada-Chile fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Chile

General Information

Capital: Santiago
Population (million): 19.72
Total Area: 756,950 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 537.57 Chilean peso (CLP) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 18
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary presidential republic

Type of Government:
Presidential. Bicameral Congress consisting of a Senate (the upper house) which comprises 50 members elected for eight years and partly renewed every four years; and a Chamber of Deputies (the lower house) comprising 155 members elected every four years.

Head of State:
President Gabriel Boric

Head of Government:
President Gabriel Boric

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Antonia Urrejola
Finance: Mario Marcel
Economy, Development and Tourism: Nicolás Grau

Main Political Parties:
Figures represent the number of members in the Chamber of Deputies (out of 155) and the Senate (out of 50), respectively: Chile Vamos coalition: 52/24; Apruebo Dignidad coalition (ruling): 37/6; Democratic Socialism coalition: 24/13; Republican Party: 13/1; Other coalition and independents: 29/6.

Elections:
Late 2025 (Legislative and Presidential)

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Chile Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 401.11 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 20,342.52 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 11.72 4.54
Inflation: (%) 4.52 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 8.86 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 1,221,229,935
Canadian imports from country: $ 1,803,939,538
FDI in Canada: $ 1,104 million
CDI in the country: $ 22,363 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Raúl Eduardo Fernández Daza

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Michael Gort

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 - Chile
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 886,132,029 $ 2,014,447,264
2018 $ 984,899,623 $ 1,808,250,656
2019 $ 878,353,280 $ 1,644,685,347
2020 $ 981,029,463 $ 1,620,801,188
2021 $ 1,221,229,935 $ 1,803,939,538
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Chile
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 18,881,270 $ 251,590,228
02 Veg. Prod. $ 207,656,553 $ 365,833,997
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 134,643,108 $ 6,463,319
04 Food Prod. $ 28,351,057 $ 168,906,534
05 Mineral Prod. $ 368,839,650 $ 131,613,558
06 Chemical Prod. $ 133,970,518 $ 73,978,143
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 28,941,838 $ 24,209,359
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 249,508 $ 46,057
09 Wood Prod. $ 3,868,115 $ 49,784,282
10 Paper Prod. $ 23,629,891 $ 9,098,153
11 Textiles Prod. $ 11,772,888 $ 848,372
12 Dress Access. $ 718,411 $ 8,640
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 3,009,046 $ 1,294,075
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 818,603 $ 10,100
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 20,831,177 $ 708,589,056
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 168,943,973 $ 9,172,144
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 26,343,095 $ 1,579,961
18 Specialized Inst. $ 24,564,358 $ 493,374
19 Arms & Ammunition $ 78,949 $ 33
20 Misc. Articles $ 3,123,620 $ 128,773
21 Antiques $ 24,669 $ 141,741


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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