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Canada-India fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of India

General Information

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,393.41
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 53.66 Indian Rupee (INR) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 22 official languages (primarily Hindi); English often used in business.

Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Droupadi Murmu

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Defence: Raj Nath Singh
Commerce and Industry: Piyush Goyal
Home Affairs: Amit Shah

Main Political Parties:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - Currently in government), India National Congress (INC), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Elections:
Last: 11 April to 19 May 2019. Next: expected May 2024.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 4,022.02 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 2,886.46 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.68 4.54
Inflation: (%) 5.51 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $2,985,236,062
Canadian imports from country: $5,973,987,086
FDI in Canada: $1,697 million
CDI in the country: $2,898 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Cameron MacKay

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 - India
Year Exports Imports
2017 $4,278,372,725 $4,158,587,371
2018 $4,294,245,500 $5,074,735,966
2019 $4,841,081,795 $5,282,170,750
2020 $3,712,531,400 $4,970,685,162
2021 $2,985,236,062 $5,973,987,086
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,809,541 $193,998,357
02 Veg. Prod. $409,488,640 $335,011,930
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,467,713 $19,392,636
04 Food Prod. $15,525,507 $232,973,379
05 Mineral Prod. $608,710,568 $72,130,726
06 Chemical Prod. $263,802,766 $1,144,680,327
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $51,501,251 $271,340,535
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $196,945 $71,411,132
09 Wood Prod. $9,232,220 $21,421,059
10 Paper Prod. $588,497,124 $27,185,601
11 Textiles Prod. $13,643,403 $963,341,825
12 Dress Access. $293,709 $40,247,222
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,024,622 $111,241,337
14 Precious Metals/stones $258,711,316 $553,514,712
15 Base Metal Prod. $359,597,260 $671,149,755
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $216,923,896 $617,970,538
17 Vehicles and Equip. $71,464,278 $375,207,656
18 Specialized Inst. $90,683,489 $71,836,755
19 Arms & Ammunition $59,480 $1,135,763
20 Misc. Articles $9,109,103 $176,034,042
21 Antiques $693,731 $904,759


November 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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