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Canada-Spain fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of Spain

General Information

Capital: Madrid
Population (million): 47.40
Total Area: 506,030km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: October 12
Language(s): Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Valencian

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral National Assembly (Las Cortes Generales) with a 264 -seat Senate (Senado) and a 350-seat Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados). President (leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) proposed by the monarch and elected by the National Assembly. Council of Ministers designated by the President. Adminisrative divisions: 19 autonomous communities. Governing party: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE).

Head of State:
(Accession 19 juin 2014) King Felipe VI

Head of Government:
President of the Government Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (PSOE)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, EU and Coop. : José Manuel Albares Bueno
Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation: Nadia Calviño Santamaría
Industry, Trade and Tourism: Reyes Maroto Illera

Main Political Parties:
Congress of Deputies: Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE)- 120; People’s Party (PP)-88; Vox- 52; Unidas Podemos-35; Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC)-13; Ciudadanos (Cs)-9; Basque Nationalist Party (PNV)-6; Basque Country Unite (EHB)-5; The Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT)-4; Together for Catalonia (JxCat)-4; Popular Unite Candidacy-for Rupture (CUP-PR)-2; Sum Navarre (NA+)-2; More Country-Equo (Mp-EQUO)- 2; Commitment Coalition (Compromis)-1; New Canaries- 1; Teruel Exists (TE)-1; Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)-1; Canarian Coalition (CC-PNC)-1; The Asturias Forum (FAC)-1; Independent-1; Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)-1.

Elections:
Monarchy is hereditary; Members of the Senate (4 year term). Members of the Congress of Deputies (4 year term). Next general elections: 2023.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Spain Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,805.97 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 38,101.16 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.13 4.56
Inflation: (%) 3.09 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 14.78 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $2,326,220,157
Canadian imports from country: $3,796,849,426
FDI in Canada: $2,648 million
CDI in the country: $9,989 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Alfredo Martínez Serrano

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Wendy Drukier

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 - Spain
Year Exports Imports
2017 $1,654,335,007 $2,808,951,481
2018 $2,147,295,129 $2,972,536,995
2019 $1,503,854,712 $3,507,935,061
2020 $1,424,459,914 $3,092,261,799
2021 $2,326,220,157 $3,796,849,426
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Spain
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $75,791,581 $98,945,413
02 Veg. Prod. $272,960,075 $168,158,846
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,239,591 $102,819,367
04 Food Prod. $36,911,906 $348,533,569
05 Mineral Prod. $1,181,657,253 $264,675,089
06 Chemical Prod. $176,117,282 $874,359,396
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $12,319,890 $142,519,628
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,508,029 $38,640,334
09 Wood Prod. $4,958,696 $30,675,889
10 Paper Prod. $46,628,533 $51,982,984
11 Textiles Prod. $8,666,256 $23,881,022
12 Dress Access. $140,596 $39,704,344
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,254,211 $175,590,298
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,516,286 $13,293,259
15 Base Metal Prod. $179,293,214 $263,189,504
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $153,710,166 $666,322,045
17 Vehicles and Equip. $107,273,289 $394,799,629
18 Specialized Inst. $31,044,228 $39,042,947
19 Arms & Ammunition $730,301 $6,524,868
20 Misc. Articles $7,542,280 $38,992,119
21 Antiques $278,891 $1,766,240


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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