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Canada-Chile fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Chile

General Information

Capital: Santiago
Population (million): 19.11
Total Area: 756,950km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 537.57 Chilean peso (CLP) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 18
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential. Bicameral congress consisting of a Senate of 43 members elected to serve 8-year terms and a 155-member Chamber of Deputies serving 4-year terms.

Head of State:
President Sebastián Piñera

Head of Government:
President Sebastián Piñera

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Andrés Allamand Zavala
Finance: Ignacio Briones Rojas
Economy, Development and Tourism: Lucas Palacios Covarrubias

Main Political Parties:
Figures represent the number of members in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, respectively: Chile Vamos coalition (ruling): 68/17; Convergencia Progresista coalition: 28/13; Broad Front coalition (Frente Amplio): 15/1; United for Change coalition (Unidad para el Cambio): 12/1; Other coalition and independents: 32/11.

Elections:
2021 (Legislative and Presidential)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Chile Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 387.15 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 20,262.15 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.12 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.25 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 7.32 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $870,685,966
Canadian imports from country: $1,645,475,204
FDI in Canada: $1,242 million
CDI in the country: $22,507 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Alejandro Marisio Cugat

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Peña

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
2015 $790,149,000 $1,852,618,732
2016 $725,389,374 $1,687,163,492
2017 $886,132,029 $2,014,447,264
2018 $984,123,667 $1,808,245,372
2019 $870,685,966 $1,645,475,204
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Chile
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $32,747,890 $204,263,744
02 Veg. Prod. $100,619,337 $408,621,187
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $120,285,421 $17,116,469
04 Food Prod. $17,589,127 $185,142,929
05 Mineral Prod. $62,568,877 $105,277,798
06 Chemical Prod. $149,273,865 $68,543,941
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $25,312,339 $27,980,705
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $309,843 $160,908
09 Wood Prod. $4,546,364 $52,057,803
10 Paper Prod. $9,280,391 $11,092,858
11 Textiles Prod. $15,755,347 $1,968,163
12 Dress Access. $1,404,119 $25,620
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,412,768 $895,096
14 Precious Metals/stones $178,840 $4,799,277
15 Base Metal Prod. $26,981,973 $546,145,165
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $194,640,036 $10,426,980
17 Vehicles and Equip. $58,452,282 $364,703
18 Specialized Inst. $33,467,565 $247,290
19 Arms & Ammunition $13 $28,786
20 Misc. Articles $4,661,423 $193,163
21 Antiques $54,144 $59,344


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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