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Canada-Israel fact sheet

Official Title:
State of Israel

General Information

Capital: See Type of Government*
Population (million): 9.37
Total Area: 20,325km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.69 New Shekel (ILS) (2021- 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 Yair Lapid

Ministers:
Alternate prime Minister: Naftali Bennett
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 (4), Labour (7) Yisrael Beiteinu (7), United Torah Judaism (7), Religious Zionist (7), Joint List (6), New Hope (6), Meretz (6), Ra’am (4)

Elections:
Next: November 1, 2022

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Israel Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 618.60 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 66,037.92 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.61 4.54
Inflation: (%) 1.49 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 4.95 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $478,964,417
Canadian imports from country: $1,314,919,256
FDI in Canada: $3,093 million
CDI in the country: $537 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
2017 $450,518,697 $1,287,023,325
2018 $504,809,474 $1,399,377,909
2019 $358,931,731 $1,321,417,968
2020 $360,790,551 $1,253,165,764
2021 $478,964,417 $1,314,919,256
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Israel
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,879,828 $998,549
02 Veg. Prod. $157,528,639 $54,292,088
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $187,338 $3,888,994
04 Food Prod. $32,097,978 $35,072,432
05 Mineral Prod. $560,423 $2,957,002
06 Chemical Prod. $38,786,844 $231,052,678
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,631,936 $136,695,386
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $463,541 $203,800
09 Wood Prod. $1,093,869 $344,121
10 Paper Prod. $12,557,221 $7,131,864
11 Textiles Prod. $1,931,369 $26,460,677
12 Dress Access. $134,213 $2,112,155
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $724,116 $36,579,488
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,843,279 $86,145,004
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,063,113 $75,315,323
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $86,938,735 $318,309,789
17 Vehicles and Equip. $78,260,224 $19,476,059
18 Specialized Inst. $32,051,788 $201,201,342
19 Arms & Ammunition $236,089 $8,050,587
20 Misc. Articles $6,311,401 $57,575,298
21 Antiques $101,784 $1,903,007


October 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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