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Canada-Netherlands fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of the Netherlands

General Information

Capital: Amsterdam
Population (million): 17.48
Total Area: 41,526km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2021- 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.

Head of State:
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander (Accession 2013)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Wopke Hoekstra (CDA)
Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation: Liesje Schreinemacher (VVD)
Economic Affairs: Micky Adriaansens (VVD)

Main Political Parties:
People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Liberal) (VVD); Democrats 66 (D66); Party for Freedom (PVV); Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA); Socialist Party (SP); Labour Party (PvdA); Green Left (GL) Second Chamber of the States General: VVD (34), D66 (24), PVV (17), CDA (15), SP (9), PvdA (9), GL (8), Other (34) First Chamber of the States General (Senate): VVD (12), CDA (9), GL (8), D66 (7), Naninga (7), PvdA (6), PVV (5), Other (21)

Elections:
Last: March 17, 2021. Next: No later than March 2025.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Netherlands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,283.38 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 73,439.19 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.87 4.54
Inflation: (%) 2.83 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 4.23 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $4,804,032,043
Canadian imports from country: $3,914,853,595
FDI in Canada: $147,458 million
CDI in the country: $43,595 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Goverdina Christina Coppoolse

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
2017 $3,142,580,290 $4,006,220,672
2018 $4,750,979,587 $4,523,755,911
2019 $5,182,701,928 $4,665,429,323
2020 $5,445,645,561 $3,219,862,849
2021 $4,804,032,043 $3,914,853,595
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Netherlands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $71,085,393 $85,278,646
02 Veg. Prod. $282,884,217 $150,231,993
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $16,147,496 $12,934,276
04 Food Prod. $249,819,098 $328,373,791
05 Mineral Prod. $1,590,737,709 $1,317,619,320
06 Chemical Prod. $525,652,066 $357,740,949
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $83,908,240 $147,670,874
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $5,232,975 $1,056,982
09 Wood Prod. $72,857,275 $17,413,236
10 Paper Prod. $26,870,113 $42,465,527
11 Textiles Prod. $124,053,608 $47,787,077
12 Dress Access. $3,496,798 $9,269,134
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,630,291 $26,532,008
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,563,154 $868,444
15 Base Metal Prod. $706,869,499 $273,296,079
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $518,010,845 $743,384,810
17 Vehicles and Equip. $217,932,821 $114,943,296
18 Specialized Inst. $214,143,782 $143,363,031
19 Arms & Ammunition $10,910,576 $169,580
20 Misc. Articles $15,249,751 $69,656,053
21 Antiques $421,231 $1,625,976


November 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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