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Canada-China fact sheet

Official Title:
People’s Republic of China

General Information

Capital: Beijing
Population (million): 1,412.60
Total Area: 9,600,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.23 Renminbi (CNY) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day, 1 October
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, other languages

Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
One Party Socialist Republic

Head of State:
President XI Jinping

Head of Government:
Premier LI Keqiang

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: WANG Yi
Commerce: ZHONG Shan

Main Political Parties:
Chinese Communist Party

Elections:

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 22,106.42 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 15,649.45 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 8,08 4,56
Inflation: (%) 0,85 3,4
Unemployment: (%) 3,96 7,43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $28,060,422,225
Canadian imports from country: $85,983,330,538
FDI in Canada: $20,873 million
CDI in the country: $14,230 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Peiwu Cong

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’Affaires Jim Nickel

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 - China
Year Exports Imports
2017 $23,610,688,425 $70,928,228,859
2018 $27,693,551,207 $75,559,717,355
2019 $23,284,424,251 $75,022,662,144
2020 $25,295,792,578 $76,520,856,472
2021 $28,060,422,225 $85,983,330,538
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,107,486,022 $465,705,359
02 Veg. Prod. $5,171,660,513 $581,182,674
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,006,384,922 $19,494,487
04 Food Prod. $1,030,178,964 $655,188,620
05 Mineral Prod. $8,197,379,022 $169,926,701
06 Chemical Prod. $1,632,924,536 $2,759,640,956
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $405,810,734 $5,860,349,295
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $134,167,811 $823,417,209
09 Wood Prod. $851,041,149 $978,229,025
10 Paper Prod. $3,449,895,082 $983,014,116
11 Textiles Prod. $237,301,604 $6,060,374,806
12 Dress Access. $7,351,993 $1,447,895,710
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $9,137,046 $1,752,637,042
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,009,443 $289,629,202
15 Base Metal Prod. $964,214,826 $8,116,664,010
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $967,956,651 $38,307,003,193
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,133,256,959 $3,966,842,729
18 Specialized Inst. $611,444,873 $2,014,658,405
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $31,709,978
20 Misc. Articles $80,550,228 $10,610,492,864
21 Antiques $3,314,962 $13,196,801


September 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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