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Canada-India fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of India

General Information

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,392.01
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 Ram Nath Kovind

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) 3,851.95 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 2,767.18 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.95 4.56
Inflation: (%) 5.52 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $2,983,478,216
Canadian imports from country: $5,975,179,553
FDI in Canada: $1,697 million
CDI in the country: $2,898 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria

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 $2,983,478,216 $5,975,179,553
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,809,541 $193,995,648
02 Veg. Prod. $409,359,119 $334,855,853
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,467,713 $19,392,636
04 Food Prod. $15,016,192 $232,960,907
05 Mineral Prod. $608,700,028 $72,130,726
06 Chemical Prod. $263,737,515 $1,144,533,288
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $51,478,757 $271,380,487
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $196,945 $71,407,380
09 Wood Prod. $9,232,220 $21,425,900
10 Paper Prod. $588,325,905 $27,183,784
11 Textiles Prod. $13,600,812 $963,411,094
12 Dress Access. $293,709 $40,241,858
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,017,586 $112,474,991
14 Precious Metals/stones $258,711,316 $553,596,990
15 Base Metal Prod. $358,764,294 $671,217,958
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $216,397,663 $617,759,969
17 Vehicles and Equip. $71,460,576 $375,490,117
18 Specialized Inst. $90,598,928 $71,839,175
19 Arms & Ammunition $59,480 $1,135,763
20 Misc. Articles $9,109,103 $176,038,765
21 Antiques $693,731 $904,759


June 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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