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Canada-Hong Kong fact sheet

Official Title:
Hong Kong Special Administration Region

General Information

Capital:
Population (million): 7.40
Total Area: 1,104km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.94 Hong Kong $ (HKD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: Establishment Day, 1 July 1997
Language(s): Cantonese, English, increasing use of Mandarin

Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Head of State:
President XI Jinping

Head of Government:
Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Ministers:
Secretary for Finance: Paul CHAN
Secretary for Justice: Teresa CHENG

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions; Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong; New People’s Party; Liberal Party; Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers; Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions; Roundtable; Professional Power; Kowloon West New Dynamic; New Prospect for Hong Kong; New Century Forum; Third Side; Democratic Party; Civic Party, League of Social Democrats; Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood; The Professional Commons; New Century Forum.

Elections:
Last: Nov. 2015 (District Council); December 2021 (Legislative Council); March 2017 (Chief Executive).

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Hong Kong Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 466.16 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 62,967.83 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.42 4.56
Inflation: (%) 1.57 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 5.18 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $3,542,141,870
Canadian imports from country: $426,750,243
FDI in Canada: $18,644 million
CDI in the country: $24,279 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Cong Peiwu

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General Rachael Bedlington

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 - Hong Kong
Year Exports Imports
2017 $2,236,623,650 $385,707,211
2018 $3,908,341,005 $342,392,574
2019 $4,019,815,411 $378,919,543
2020 $1,905,549,019 $570,783,969
2021 $3,542,141,870 $426,750,243
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Hong Kong
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $275,965,988 $6,564,138
02 Veg. Prod. $73,555,748 $3,172,970
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $16,613,094 $915,587
04 Food Prod. $62,879,637 $26,732,881
05 Mineral Prod. $142,435,853 $246,148
06 Chemical Prod. $88,826,771 $9,705,261
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $20,566,560 $18,777,049
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $13,208,806 $3,402,166
09 Wood Prod. $25,394,586 $2,862,202
10 Paper Prod. $33,001,760 $12,643,555
11 Textiles Prod. $29,985,680 $14,218,696
12 Dress Access. $3,605,027 $2,589,727
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $504,123 $4,479,793
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,961,662,031 $63,045,048
15 Base Metal Prod. $127,866,106 $53,681,527
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $393,138,360 $110,864,358
17 Vehicles and Equip. $103,405,586 $6,919,214
18 Specialized Inst. $105,740,257 $26,752,447
19 Arms & Ammunition $12,416 $595,794
20 Misc. Articles $7,802,011 $53,242,579
21 Antiques $8,401,950 $2,168,715


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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