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Canada-France fact sheet

Official Title:
French Republic

General Information

Capital: Paris
Population (million): 65.45
Total Area: 547,030km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 14, Bastille Day
Language(s): French

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential democracy. Bicameral parliament with a 577-seat National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) and a 348-seat Senate (Sénat) (315 for metropolitan France, 21 for overseas departments and territories, and 12 for French nationals abroad). Prime Minister nominated by the National Assembly majority and appointed by the President. Council of Ministers (Cabinet) appointed by the President on the suggestion of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 18 regions and 101 departments. Coalition in power: Ensemble! Renaissance, Horizon and Modem.

Head of State:
President Emmanuel Macron

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne

Ministers:
European and Foreign Affairs : Catherine Colonna
Armed Forces: Sébastien Lecornu
Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty: Bruno Le Maire

Main Political Parties:
National Assembly (President: Yaël Braun-Pivet): Ensemble!, 250; Nouvelle union populaire écologique et sociale, 151; Rassemblement National, 89; Les Républicains, 62; Libertés, Indépendants, Outre-Mer et Territoires, 16; Non-attached, 9. Senate (President: Gérard Larcher): Groupe Les Républicains, 146; Groupe Socialiste, Écologiste et Républicain, 64; Groupe Union Centriste, 57; Rassemblement des démocrates, progressistes et indépendants, 24; Groupe communiste républicain citoyen et écologiste, 15; Groupe du Rassemblement Démocratique et Social Européen, 14; Groupe les Indépendants – République et Territoires, 13; Groupe Écologiste – Solidarité et Territoires, 12; Non-attached, 3.

Elections:
President: 5 year term. Last in April 2022. Senate: 6 year term. Next in September 2023. National Assembly: 5 year term. Last in June 2022.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type France Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3,717.09 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 56,795.07 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.98 4.56
Inflation: (%) 2.06 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 7.85 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $4,043,411,753
Canadian imports from country: $7,100,983,554
FDI in Canada: $6,821 million
CDI in the country: $11,992 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Frank Marchetti

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargée d’affaires Amy Baker

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 - France
Year Exports Imports
2017 $3,407,880,672 $6,192,826,268
2018 $3,442,166,898 $7,194,638,815
2019 $3,635,005,951 $8,813,336,791
2020 $3,716,712,391 $6,478,466,995
2021 $4,043,411,753 $7,100,983,554
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - France
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $92,050,828 $92,584,685
02 Veg. Prod. $473,794,362 $60,673,119
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $668,810 $11,361,624
04 Food Prod. $92,921,522 $1,262,530,594
05 Mineral Prod. $982,603,515 $65,252,844
06 Chemical Prod. $261,607,093 $1,424,363,523
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $48,083,813 $283,363,413
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,429,696 $169,472,791
09 Wood Prod. $31,738,844 $20,031,920
10 Paper Prod. $71,007,217 $188,433,259
11 Textiles Prod. $25,042,772 $76,285,160
12 Dress Access. $1,963,321 $7,830,235
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $10,461,873 $76,759,422
14 Precious Metals/stones $15,946,442 $122,554,271
15 Base Metal Prod. $76,646,808 $374,870,943
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $841,444,414 $1,285,504,669
17 Vehicles and Equip. $723,467,108 $1,173,553,837
18 Specialized Inst. $206,700,110 $271,826,131
19 Arms & Ammunition $3,073,647 $3,038,086
20 Misc. Articles $34,913,562 $65,171,515
21 Antiques $7,794,468 $42,548,185


July 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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