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Canada-Saudi Arabia fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

General Information

Capital: Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
Population (million): 34.08
Total Area: 2,149,690km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.84 Riyal (SAR) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 September, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Absolute monarchy

Type of Government:
Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the King. The Crown Prince is also First Deputy Minister and Defence Minister

Head of State:
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Head of Government:
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Ministers:
Crown Prince: Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Foreign Affairs: Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
Finance: Mohammed Al-Jadaan
Commerce and Investment: Majed Al-Qasabi

Main Political Parties:
Political parties are not permitted

Elections:
No federal elections.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Saudi Arabia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,025.38 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 30,085.76 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.33 1.64
Inflation: (%) -1.21 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $2,819,282,395
Canadian imports from country: $3,269,618,299
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’Affaires Martial Pagé

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 - Saudi Arabia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $1,191,908,856 $1,975,304,391
2016 $1,239,240,475 $1,727,215,479
2017 $1,453,152,679 $2,662,254,340
2018 $1,884,937,733 $3,809,454,164
2019 $2,819,282,395 $3,269,618,299
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Saudi Arabia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $17,216,825 $1,300,137
02 Veg. Prod. $7,134,830 $3,082,579
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $463,158 $19,236
04 Food Prod. $25,560,807 $899,053
05 Mineral Prod. $27,050,935 $3,140,962,556
06 Chemical Prod. $46,324,145 $13,971,893
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $11,445,800 $2,344,739
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $211,115 $1,679
09 Wood Prod. $9,337,555 $13,235
10 Paper Prod. $11,268,441 $79,259
11 Textiles Prod. $1,867,066 $1,023,579
12 Dress Access. $277,843 $22,543
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,103,816 $1,548,637
14 Precious Metals/stones $112,470 $8,253
15 Base Metal Prod. $26,587,189 $130,343,872
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $144,311,623 $1,231,329
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,417,125,057 $59,045
18 Specialized Inst. $41,704,243 $84,458
19 Arms & Ammunition $7,180,761 $
20 Misc. Articles $10,352,799 $122,697
21 Antiques $28,301 $160


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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