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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: 9,600,000 km2
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:
Republic

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: WANG Wantao

Main Political Parties:
Chinese Communist Party

Elections:

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type China Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 22,469.33 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 15,906.37 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.08 4.54
Inflation: (%) 0.85 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 3.96 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 28,070,893,212
Canadian imports from country: $ 85,900,324,648
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:
Ambassador-designate Jennifer May

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 $ 28,070,893,212 $ 85,900,324,648
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - China
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 2,109,089,788 $ 465,705,359
02 Veg. Prod. $ 5,172,954,455 $ 580,763,270
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 1,006,786,662 $ 19,380,017
04 Food Prod. $ 1,031,822,125 $ 655,797,159
05 Mineral Prod. $ 8,197,584,264 $ 169,734,212
06 Chemical Prod. $ 1,633,214,938 $ 2,759,815,151
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 406,108,076 $ 5,859,882,601
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 134,864,982 $ 823,919,249
09 Wood Prod. $ 861,640,783 $ 979,084,185
10 Paper Prod. $ 3,449,897,159 $ 983,260,796
11 Textiles Prod. $ 237,310,413 $ 6,060,548,782
12 Dress Access. $ 7,351,993 $ 1,448,113,225
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 9,137,046 $ 1,752,058,477
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 3,009,443 $ 289,723,083
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 964,581,294 $ 8,116,659,015
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 970,567,592 $ 38,220,773,659
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 1,133,838,904 $ 3,968,064,260
18 Specialized Inst. $ 611,478,536 $ 2,014,891,262
19 Arms & Ammunition - $ 31,709,978
20 Misc. Articles $ 80,550,228 $ 10,611,151,958
21 Antiques $ 3,314,962 $ 13,196,801


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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