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Canada-United Arab Emirates fact sheet

Official Title:
United Arab Emirates

General Information

Capital: Abu Dhabi
Population (million): 9.56
Total Area: 83,600km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.78 Dirhams (AED) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 2 December, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Federal absolute monarchy

Type of Government:
Unicameral Federal National Council (40 members representing the seven Emirates, 20 appointed, 20 elected by limited electoral college; consultative role only).

Head of State:
President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Head of Government:
Vice-Pres./Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Defence: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Finance: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Main Political Parties:
None, political parties are prohibited.

Elections:
Federal National Council, last in 2019

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type United Arab Emirates Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 519.12 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 54,301.91 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.27 4.56
Inflation: (%) 0.19 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $1,961,172,381
Canadian imports from country: $549,775,968
FDI in Canada: $8,950 million
CDI in the country: $155 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Fahad Saeed Mohamed Al-Raqbani

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marcy Grossman

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 - United Arab Emirates
Year Exports Imports
2017 $1,603,056,858 $188,662,662
2018 $1,467,092,239 $205,670,484
2019 $1,501,377,442 $212,750,291
2020 $1,767,340,257 $249,607,360
2021 $1,961,172,381 $549,775,968
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - United Arab Emirates
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $26,951,925 $154,156
02 Veg. Prod. $939,918,218 $13,519,057
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $11,882,911 $754,331
04 Food Prod. $30,697,032 $14,006,495
05 Mineral Prod. $2,383,703 $9,673,810
06 Chemical Prod. $49,537,993 $20,902,931
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,596,791 $19,929,884
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $299,271 $31,434
09 Wood Prod. $6,722,971 $69,542
10 Paper Prod. $6,134,381 $4,857,434
11 Textiles Prod. $15,260,652 $11,904,450
12 Dress Access. $2,313,649 $77,919
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,453,550 $17,191,935
14 Precious Metals/stones $36,321,444 $72,972,048
15 Base Metal Prod. $31,050,741 $331,355,865
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $324,579,289 $21,339,654
17 Vehicles and Equip. $377,665,941 $946,815
18 Specialized Inst. $33,452,749 $2,591,571
19 Arms & Ammunition $230,690 $
20 Misc. Articles $18,022,266 $7,246,782
21 Antiques $289,905 $27,691


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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