Language selection

Search

Canada-Taiwan fact sheet

Official Title:

General Information

Capital: Taipei
Population (million): 23.38
Total Area: 36,006km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 23.29 Taiwan $ (TWD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: N/A
Language(s): Mandarin, Taiwanese (or Minnan dialect), Hakka, Aboriginal languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential Republic. NB: Under Canada’s One China policy, Canada does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state and therefore does not maintain official relations with Taiwan. Unicameral Legislature: Legislative Yuan.

Head of State:
President TSAI Ing-wen

Head of Government:
Premier SU Tseng-chang

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: WU Jaushieh (Joseph WU)
Economic Affairs: WANG Mei-hua

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China or KMT), New Power Party (NPP), People First Party (PFP)

Elections:
Last: January 2020 (Presidential/Legislative)

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Taiwan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 999.72 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 42,768.16 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 6,28 4,56
Inflation: (%) 1,82 3,4
Unemployment: (%) 3,95 7,43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $2,444,965,265
Canadian imports from country: $7,829,936,411
FDI in Canada: $284 million
CDI in the country: $355 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Representative CHEN Wen-yi (Winston CHEN)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Executive Director Jordan Reeves

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 - Taiwan
Year Exports Imports
2017 $1,693,914,806 $5,441,937,768
2018 $1,998,567,968 $5,877,378,690
2019 $2,039,482,470 $5,958,075,727
2020 $1,785,139,131 $5,629,739,878
2021 $2,444,965,265 $7,829,936,411
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Taiwan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $138,600,115 $27,218,964
02 Veg. Prod. $66,896,406 $42,893,840
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $11,676,327 $3,048,909
04 Food Prod. $68,829,182 $110,851,624
05 Mineral Prod. $834,307,341 $18,332,697
06 Chemical Prod. $89,579,593 $117,097,821
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,877,733 $495,661,293
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,502,211 $15,893,356
09 Wood Prod. $162,168,662 $5,167,325
10 Paper Prod. $75,348,807 $26,211,708
11 Textiles Prod. $18,179,095 $111,720,851
12 Dress Access. $1,565,468 $29,206,730
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $980,083 $33,956,937
14 Precious Metals/stones $446,859 $453,374,593
15 Base Metal Prod. $362,414,729 $1,392,428,564
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $139,704,043 $3,707,787,460
17 Vehicles and Equip. $368,009,251 $624,166,613
18 Specialized Inst. $61,474,092 $217,875,681
19 Arms & Ammunition $44,340 $16,204,790
20 Misc. Articles $5,981,481 $378,325,401
21 Antiques $391,971 $244,201


September 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

Report a problem on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, please contact us.

Date Modified: