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Canada-Russia fact sheet

Official Title:
Russian Federation

General Information

Capital: Moscow
Population (million): 145.56
Total Area: 17,075,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 48.93 Rouble (RUB) (2021- 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 (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Russia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,248.31 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 15,446.11 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 4,7 4,56
Inflation: (%) 6,69 3,4
Unemployment: (%) 4,82 7,43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $656,720,200
Canadian imports from country: $2,141,250,019
FDI in Canada: $1,575 million
CDI in the country: $2,205 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
2017 $670,998,010 $1,117,506,021
2018 $570,400,591 $1,491,259,426
2019 $662,566,665 $1,861,216,958
2020 $632,010,481 $1,196,263,035
2021 $656,720,200 $2,141,250,019
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Russia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $28,815,134 $56,388,765
02 Veg. Prod. $1,548,678 $3,912,104
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $45,301 $111,260
04 Food Prod. $33,955,990 $78,794,925
05 Mineral Prod. $19,297,845 $397,335,586
06 Chemical Prod. $57,809,640 $571,921,333
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,926,067 $133,320,485
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $634,906 $96,825
09 Wood Prod. $987,360 $74,787,271
10 Paper Prod. $912,869 $5,985,570
11 Textiles Prod. $4,370,862 $1,708,593
12 Dress Access. $1,284,870 $566,761
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,281,988 $2,879,163
14 Precious Metals/stones $970,742 $305,611,341
15 Base Metal Prod. $27,992,803 $410,419,697
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $242,084,989 $40,680,016
17 Vehicles and Equip. $140,959,096 $36,395,116
18 Specialized Inst. $36,436,149 $5,472,505
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $2,117,257
20 Misc. Articles $8,109,097 $10,556,479
21 Antiques $51,568 $760,315


September 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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