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Canada-Armenia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Armenia

General Information

Capital: Yerevan
Population (million): 2.97
Total Area: 29,800km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 364.47 DRAM (AMD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 21, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Armenian, Russian, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary republic. Unicameral parliament with a 105-member National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) as of the 2017 parliamentary elections. The Assembly must possess at least 101 seats. Prime Minister nominated by parliamentary majority and appointed by the President. Council of Ministers recommended by the Prime Minister and appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 11 provinces. Governing coalition: Way Out Alliance (Yelq), Prosperous Armenia – Tsarukyan, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D).

Head of State:
President Armen Sarkissian

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Zohrab Mnatsakanyan
Finance: Atom Janjughazyan
Economy: Tigran Khachatryan

Main Political Parties:
My Step Alliance [coalition of Civil Contract (CC) and Mission Party (MP)], Mission Party (MP), Prosperous Armenia (PAP), Bright Armenia (BAP) , Armenian National Congress (ANC) ,Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) , Republican Party of Armenia (HHK). Assembly: My Step Alliance (88), PAP (26), BAP (18)

Elections:
President (7 year term). National Assembly (5 year term): Next Presidential in 2025, Parliamentary in 2022.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Armenia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.24 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 5,467.46 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -7.57 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 1.23 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 24.17 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $8,622,675
Canadian imports from country: $16,627,110
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Anahit Harutyunyan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alison LeClaire

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 - Armenia
Year Exports Imports
2016 $6,027,942 $187,599,425
2017 $9,335,990 $26,039,503
2018 $10,423,392 $24,561,688
2019 $12,223,234 $97,578,535
2020 $8,622,675 $16,627,110
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Armenia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $258,626 $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $11,186
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $368 $
04 Food Prod. $4,291,740 $337,176
05 Mineral Prod. $14,402 $4,763,363
06 Chemical Prod. $1,452,547 $228,790
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,996 $31,588
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $10,784 $1,625
09 Wood Prod. $ $46,039
10 Paper Prod. $566,648 $28,818
11 Textiles Prod. $93,327 $8,099,857
12 Dress Access. $46,792 $6,924
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $226 $38,354
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $2,630,381
15 Base Metal Prod. $85,090 $238,607
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $593,455 $47,587
17 Vehicles and Equip. $412,945 $1,147
18 Specialized Inst. $548,927 $65,624
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $51,703 $30,782
21 Antiques $ $19,249


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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