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Canada-Türkiye fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Türkiye

General Information

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 84.68
Total Area: 780,580km2
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) 1,021.62 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 12,064.53 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.99 4.56
Inflation: (%) 19.6 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 11.96 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $1,149,144,722
Canadian imports from country: $2,787,957,352
FDI in Canada: $ million
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 $1,149,144,722 $2,787,957,352
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Türkiye
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,143,842 $18,852,063
02 Veg. Prod. $449,574,973 $150,149,436
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,531,661 $8,007,099
04 Food Prod. $15,874,735 $90,584,728
05 Mineral Prod. $140,361,475 $134,345,343
06 Chemical Prod. $21,619,546 $116,407,766
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,890,852 $80,591,102
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $655,543 $6,792,419
09 Wood Prod. $14,235,132 $78,392,798
10 Paper Prod. $47,222,893 $10,444,685
11 Textiles Prod. $6,195,654 $487,266,396
12 Dress Access. $467,741 $5,906,717
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,524,388 $88,408,498
14 Precious Metals/stones $281,161 $59,929,904
15 Base Metal Prod. $226,691,016 $1,002,725,856
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $76,671,984 $266,730,798
17 Vehicles and Equip. $99,175,640 $108,217,089
18 Specialized Inst. $24,118,800 $8,766,325
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,788,120 $24,874,020
20 Misc. Articles $1,013,771 $40,087,326
21 Antiques $12,590 $311,675


June 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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