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Canada-Türkiye fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Türkiye

General Information

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 84.68
Total Area: 780,580 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4.31 New Lira (TRY) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: October 29, Proclamation of the Republic (1923)
Language(s): Turkish

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral with a 600 seat Grand National Assembly. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 81 provinces. Governing party: People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)].

Head of State:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Head of Government:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (AKP)
Treasury and Finance: Nureddin Nebati (AKP)
Defence: Hulusi Akar

Main Political Parties:
People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)]; Nation Alliance [Republican People’s Party (CHP), Good Party (IYI), Felicity Party (SP), Democratic Party (DP)]; Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP); Turkish Workers’ Party (TIP). Grand National Assembly as of last election (2018): AKP (295), CHP (146), HDP (67), MHP (49), IYI (43).

Elections:
President and Grand National Assembly : 5-year term. Presidential and legislative votes held simultaneously in general elections. Next: 2023.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Türkiye Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,035.18 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 12,224.59 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 11.35 4.54
Inflation: (%) 19.6 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 11.96 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 1,149,691,386
Canadian imports from country: $ 2,787,910,933
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 1,303 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kerim Uras

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jamal Khokhar

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 - Türkiye
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 1,265,362,637 $ 1,785,659,958
2018 $ 1,329,334,428 $ 2,337,335,035
2019 $ 1,616,069,328 $ 1,964,582,380
2020 $ 1,223,074,229 $ 1,867,300,077
2021 $ 1,149,691,386 $ 2,787,910,933
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Türkiye
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 5,234,967 $ 18,852,063
02 Veg. Prod. $ 449,764,826 $ 150,192,508
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 1,531,661 $ 8,007,099
04 Food Prod. $ 15,874,735 $ 90,553,078
05 Mineral Prod. $ 140,361,475 $ 134,302,624
06 Chemical Prod. $ 21,696,119 $ 116,444,180
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 5,914,605 $ 80,498,563
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 724,624 $ 6,792,380
09 Wood Prod. $ 14,235,132 $ 78,392,798
10 Paper Prod. $ 47,336,465 $ 10,444,730
11 Textiles Prod. $ 6,195,654 $ 487,293,586
12 Dress Access. $ 467,741 $ 5,906,717
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 1,524,388 $ 88,408,498
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 281,161 $ 59,939,212
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 226,801,620 $ 1,002,065,709
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 76,679,168 $ 267,536,237
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 99,175,640 $ 108,202,710
18 Specialized Inst. $ 24,121,932 $ 8,766,325
19 Arms & Ammunition $ 1,788,120 $ 24,874,020
20 Misc. Articles $ 1,013,771 $ 39,978,888
21 Antiques $ 12,590 $ 311,675


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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