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Canada-India fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of India

General Information

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,378.60
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 53.66 Indian Rupee (INR) (2020- 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.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3,561.24 2,200.85
GDP per capita: ($) 2,583.24 57,958.23
GDP growth rate: (%) -7.25 -5.31
Inflation: (%) 6.18 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $3,677,264,876
Canadian imports from country: $4,963,953,828
FDI in Canada: $(83) million
CDI in the country: $1,982 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Ajay Bisaria

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Strohan

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
2016 $3,983,154,418 $4,038,455,065
2017 $4,278,372,725 $4,158,587,371
2018 $4,299,462,666 $5,125,241,081
2019 $4,841,081,795 $5,282,531,051
2020 $3,677,264,876 $4,963,953,828
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,815,233 $160,426,413
02 Veg. Prod. $711,203,722 $366,013,642
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $17,535,295 $27,892,193
04 Food Prod. $8,382,212 $213,299,502
05 Mineral Prod. $904,053,428 $74,694,479
06 Chemical Prod. $691,592,970 $1,046,563,903
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $33,686,882 $205,188,691
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $145,552 $51,475,260
09 Wood Prod. $7,699,614 $13,277,776
10 Paper Prod. $373,907,015 $18,592,607
11 Textiles Prod. $11,524,126 $745,579,999
12 Dress Access. $86,073 $32,608,141
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,756,166 $79,350,493
14 Precious Metals/stones $351,733,780 $330,087,393
15 Base Metal Prod. $255,923,197 $684,143,928
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $228,331,707 $477,819,382
17 Vehicles and Equip. $19,951,605 $276,099,578
18 Specialized Inst. $62,990,144 $47,115,186
19 Arms & Ammunition $88,805 $1,891,982
20 Misc. Articles $6,861,616 $115,102,010
21 Antiques $87,826 $1,100,618


December 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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