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Canada-Jordan fact sheet

Official Title:
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

General Information

Capital: Amman
Population (million): 10.07
Total Area: 92,342km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.54 Dinar (JOD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 25 May, National Day
Language(s): Arabic (official), English

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral National Assembly ("Majlis al-’Umma"): the Senate (65 members appointed by the King); the House of Representatives (130 elected members). Note: UN Human Development Index: 95th of 189 countries (2018 report).

Head of State:
King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz

Ministers:
Defence: Omar Razzaz
Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs: Ayman Safadi
Planning and International Cooperation: Wissam Rabadi
Finance: Mohamad Al-Ississ
Industry, Trade and Supply: Tareq Hammouri

Main Political Parties:
Islamist party Zamzam, the National Current Party, the Islamic Centrist Party and the Justice and Reform Party.

Elections:
Last in September 2016 (Parliamentary).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Jordan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 58.12 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 5,771.85 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.02 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.3 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 19.08 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $85,600,701
Canadian imports from country: $114,045,224
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Majed Thalji Salem Alqatarneh

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Donica Pottie

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 - Jordan
Year Exports Imports
2016 $81,557,950 $91,524,649
2017 $73,611,017 $101,269,658
2018 $70,227,663 $108,972,176
2019 $89,302,311 $139,942,583
2020 $85,600,701 $114,045,224
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Jordan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,285,419 $4,492
02 Veg. Prod. $6,381,218 $2,946,926
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $551,002 $16,363
04 Food Prod. $3,766,768 $4,309,206
05 Mineral Prod. $58,105 $9,714
06 Chemical Prod. $5,281,116 $3,360,477
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,350,253 $49,217
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $18,706 $365
09 Wood Prod. $561,137 $10,692
10 Paper Prod. $393,203 $40,673
11 Textiles Prod. $1,127,887 $87,097,704
12 Dress Access. $59,137 $66,227
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $122,292 $66,822
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $53,978
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,001,002 $1,364,358
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $10,248,710 $591,966
17 Vehicles and Equip. $45,617,222 $749,387
18 Specialized Inst. $2,189,257 $38,537
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $31,267
20 Misc. Articles $86,940 $392,742
21 Antiques $38,229 $13,787


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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