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Canada-Netherlands fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of the Netherlands

General Information

Capital: Amsterdam
Population (million): 17.23
Total Area: 41,526km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: April 27, King’s day
Language(s): Dutch, Frisian

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Type of Government Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral parliament called the States General (Parliament) with a 75-seat First Chamber (Senate) and a 150-seat Second Chamber (House of Representatives). Prime Minister appointed by the monarch. Council of Ministers appointed by the monarch on advice from the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 12 provinces. Governing coalition: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Democrats ’66 (D66), the ChristianDemocratic Appeal (CDA) and the Christian Union (CU).

Head of State:
H.M. King Willem-Alexander (Accession 2013)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Stef Blok (VVD)
Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation: Sigrid Kaag (D66)
Economic Affairs: Eric Wiebes (VVD)

Main Political Parties:
People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Liberal) (VVD); Labour Party (PvdA); Socialist Party (SP); Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA); Party for Freedom (PVV);Democrats 66 (D66); Christian Union (CU); Green Left (GL); Forum for Democracy (FvD) Second Chamber of the States General: VVD (32), PVV (20), CDA (19), D66 (19), GL (14), SP (14), PvdA (9), CU (5), Other (18) First Chamber of the States General (Senate): VVD (12), FvD (10), CDA (9), GL (8), D66 (7), PvdA (6), PVV (5), CU (4), SP (4), Other (10)

Elections:
Last: March 2017. Next: No later than March 17, 2021.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Netherlands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,187.31 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 68,905.06 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.81 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.67 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 3.39 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $5,183,755,915
Canadian imports from country: $4,664,603,060
FDI in Canada (2018): $106,706 million
CDI in the country (2018): $36,475 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Henk van der Zwan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lisa Helfand

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 - Netherlands
Year Exports Imports
2015 $3,557,900,054 $3,434,489,251
2016 $2,843,145,824 $3,674,402,534
2017 $3,142,580,290 $4,006,220,672
2018 $4,750,979,587 $4,526,551,909
2019 $5,183,755,915 $4,664,603,060
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Netherlands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $65,931,244 $80,731,654
02 Veg. Prod. $209,647,547 $128,093,423
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $5,777,838 $15,016,237
04 Food Prod. $136,694,998 $267,319,756
05 Mineral Prod. $2,179,144,042 $1,871,772,815
06 Chemical Prod. $234,455,368 $405,930,457
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $55,639,598 $142,880,155
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,515,361 $1,831,458
09 Wood Prod. $33,628,189 $13,869,381
10 Paper Prod. $53,133,319 $23,879,771
11 Textiles Prod. $111,605,189 $52,705,389
12 Dress Access. $9,696,017 $8,352,006
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $9,830,221 $26,764,315
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,637,499 $916,444
15 Base Metal Prod. $900,698,235 $249,004,121
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $531,834,649 $941,110,693
17 Vehicles and Equip. $329,736,046 $233,442,402
18 Specialized Inst. $215,054,506 $111,911,080
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,431,153 $281,980
20 Misc. Articles $15,285,395 $57,795,030
21 Antiques $763,794 $3,235,049


July 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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