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Canada-Russia fact sheet

Official Title:
Russian Federation

General Information

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 146.81
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 48.93 Rouble (RUB) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 June, National Day
Language(s): Russian, others

Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Mixed presidential/parliamentary democracy. Bicameral Federal Assembly (Federalnoe Sobranie) with a 166 member Federation Council (Sovet Federatsii) and a 450 member State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma). Prime Minister and ministers of Government appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 83 divisions known as "subjects" of the Russian Federation (46 oblasts, 21 republics, 4 autonomous okrugs, 9 krais, 2 federal cities (Moscow & St.-Petersburg) & 1 autonomous oblast).

Head of State:
President Vladimir Putin

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sergey Lavrov
Economic Development: Maksim Reshetnikov
Finance: Anton Siluanov

Main Political Parties:
Parties represented in Duma: United Russia, Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), A Just Russia, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Duma: United Russia (343), Communist Party of the Russian Federation (42), Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) (39), A Just Russia (23)

Elections:
President (6 year term): Last in March 2012. Members of the Duma (5 year term): Last election: September 2016.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,938.93 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 13,206.89 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.06 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 3.38 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 5.78 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $616,926,322
Canadian imports from country: $1,195,030,564
FDI in Canada: $1,777 million
CDI in the country: $782 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Oleg Stepanov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alison LeClaire

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 - Russia
Year Exports Imports
2016 $601,933,800 $936,064,122
2017 $670,998,010 $1,117,506,021
2018 $570,400,591 $1,475,162,274
2019 $666,406,665 $1,861,397,072
2020 $616,926,322 $1,195,030,564
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Russia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $40,330,787 $37,618,942
02 Veg. Prod. $1,617,691 $2,194,915
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $192,835 $52,167
04 Food Prod. $47,247,855 $72,991,415
05 Mineral Prod. $35,473,437 $227,716,905
06 Chemical Prod. $42,917,164 $268,040,301
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,447,044 $117,856,370
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $552,847 $43,709
09 Wood Prod. $889,612 $39,345,438
10 Paper Prod. $528,735 $2,451,473
11 Textiles Prod. $3,796,190 $1,133,317
12 Dress Access. $1,811,368 $630,212
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,515,466 $2,246,599
14 Precious Metals/stones $33,949 $192,926,087
15 Base Metal Prod. $31,424,430 $146,699,902
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $267,868,631 $26,405,305
17 Vehicles and Equip. $73,787,162 $38,775,507
18 Specialized Inst. $35,650,217 $6,249,313
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,554 $2,114,525
20 Misc. Articles $7,823,929 $7,852,927
21 Antiques $51,070 $599,510


August 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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