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Canada-Jordan fact sheet

Official Title:
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

General Information

Capital: Amman
Population (million): 10.27
Total Area: 92,342 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.54 Dinar (JOD) (2021- 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: 102nd of 189 countries (2021 report).

Head of State:
King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh

Ministers:
Defence: Bisher Al-Khasawneh
Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs: Ayman Safadi
Planning and International Cooperation: Zeina Toukan
Finance: Mohamad Al-Ississ

Main Political Parties:
The National Congress Party (Zamzam), the National Current Party, the Islamic Action Front, the Islamic Centrist Party and the Justice and Reform Party.

Elections:
Last in September 2020 (Parliamentary).

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Jordan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 57.37 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 5,586.78 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.21 4.54
Inflation: (%) 1.32 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 24.43 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 59,583,209
Canadian imports from country: $ 121,413,580
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Majed Thalji Salem Alqatarneh

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Tarik Ali Khan

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
2017 $ 73,611,017 $ 101,269,658
2018 $ 70,227,663 $ 108,972,861
2019 $ 89,302,311 $ 139,944,787
2020 $ 85,750,883 $ 114,046,050
2021 $ 59,583,209 $ 121,413,580
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Jordan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 1,336,895 $ 2,204
02 Veg. Prod. $ 5,047,035 $ 3,262,861
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 1,027,975 $ 74,991
04 Food Prod. $ 5,143,772 $ 4,330,181
05 Mineral Prod. $ 123,873 $ 2,909
06 Chemical Prod. $ 6,883,556 $ 2,690,117
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 1,185,786 $ 183,194
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 29,330 $ 1,798
09 Wood Prod. $ 742,766 $ 3,057
10 Paper Prod. $ 196,099 $ 62,584
11 Textiles Prod. $ 1,095,002 $ 94,621,474
12 Dress Access. $ 140,626 $ 48,110
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 227,043 $ 35,218
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 1,869,077
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 535,422 $ 2,433,117
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 5,166,056 $ 10,430,236
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 28,564,909 $ 938,439
18 Specialized Inst. $ 1,195,619 $ 70,684
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 475,356 $ 132,011
21 Antiques $ 2,667 -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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