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Canada-Israel fact sheet

Official Title:
State of Israel

General Information

Capital: See Type of Government*
Population (million): 9.21
Total Area: 20,325km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.69 New Shekel (ILS) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 5, 2022
Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral Knesset or Parliament (120 seat, members elected by proportional representation to serve four-year terms). * While Israel designates Jerusalem as its capital, Canada believes that the final status of the city needs to be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians. At present, Canada maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Head of State:
President Isaac Herzog

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Yair Lapid
Finance: Avigdor Lieberman
Economy and Industry : Orna Barbivai

Main Political Parties:
Likud (29), Yesh Atid (17), Shas (9), Blue and White (8), Yamina (6), Labour (7) Yisrael Beiteinu (7), United Torah Judaism (7), Religious Zionist (7), Joint List (6), New Hope (6), Meretz (6), Ra’am (4)

Elections:

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Israel Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 544.98 2,200.85
GDP per capita: ($) 59,144.80 57,958.23
GDP growth rate: (%) -2.15 -5.31
Inflation: (%) -0.59 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 4.3 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $359,874,945
Canadian imports from country: $1,252,943,484
FDI in Canada: $617 million
CDI in the country: $515 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ronen Pinchas Hoffman

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lisa Stadelbauer

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 - Israel
Year Exports Imports
2016 $423,107,668 $1,293,595,976
2017 $450,518,697 $1,287,023,325
2018 $504,809,474 $1,396,739,538
2019 $358,964,829 $1,321,138,342
2020 $359,874,945 $1,252,943,484
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Israel
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,171,496 $796,581
02 Veg. Prod. $74,364,218 $54,439,949
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $105,432 $3,709,222
04 Food Prod. $27,448,472 $22,871,584
05 Mineral Prod. $516,138 $5,774,059
06 Chemical Prod. $48,099,425 $269,471,657
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,252,361 $117,205,726
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $89,653 $174,119
09 Wood Prod. $916,801 $254,752
10 Paper Prod. $13,290,514 $5,737,559
11 Textiles Prod. $1,781,658 $35,706,928
12 Dress Access. $219,429 $2,748,166
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $766,907 $34,012,853
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,280,804 $57,013,594
15 Base Metal Prod. $7,313,708 $53,149,387
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $85,701,926 $311,331,515
17 Vehicles and Equip. $40,810,927 $48,302,770
18 Specialized Inst. $28,754,090 $175,924,621
19 Arms & Ammunition $965,727 $4,074,069
20 Misc. Articles $4,670,626 $33,930,990
21 Antiques $91,686 $399,490


January 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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