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Canada-Azerbaijan fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Azerbaijan

General Information

Capital: Baku
Population (million): 10.10
Total Area: 86,600km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.29 Manats (AZN) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 28, Republic Day (1918)
Language(s): Azerbaijani, Russian, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential republic with democratic structures. Unicameral parliament with a 125-seat National Assembly (Milli Meclisi). Prime Minister and Council of Ministers appointed by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly. Administrative units: 59 districts, 11 cities and the autonomous republic of Naxçivan. Governing alliance: New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) and allies.

Head of State:
President Ilham Aliyev (YAP)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ali Asadov (YAP)

Ministers:
Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva
Foreign Affairs: Jeyhun Bayramov
Finance: Samir Sharifov
Economy : Mikayil Jabbarov

Main Political Parties:
New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), Civic Solidarity Party (VBP), Motherland Party (AVP), Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), National Revival Movement (NRM), Great Order Party (GOP), Unity Party (UP), Civic Unity Party (CV), Social Prosperity Party (SPP), Democratic Enlightenment Party (DEP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Popular Front Party (UPF) National Assembly: YAP (70), Independent MPs (41), VBP (3), AVP (1), DRP (1), , GOP (1), UP (1), CV (1), SPP (1), DEP (1), , UPF (1).

Elections:
President (7 year terms) and members of the National Assembly (5 year terms): Next Presidential in 2025, Parliamentary in 2025.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Azerbaijan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 56.06 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 5,550.00 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -4.29 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 2.82 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 6.54 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $7,812,446
Canadian imports from country: $883,615
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Fuad Aliyev

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 - Azerbaijan
Year Exports Imports
2016 $12,986,309 $134,871,072
2017 $14,389,312 $1,320,145,485
2018 $11,448,876 $1,089,066,374
2019 $10,623,936 $273,752,108
2020 $7,812,446 $883,615
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Azerbaijan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,147,746 $7,095
02 Veg. Prod. $36,816 $132,382
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $31,360 $524,790
05 Mineral Prod. $598,352 $1,848
06 Chemical Prod. $81,865 $94
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $267,464 $87
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $12
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $89,319 $3,738
11 Textiles Prod. $2,453 $120
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $14,538 $3,140
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $60,799
15 Base Metal Prod. $144,740 $1,393
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,434,750 $130,758
17 Vehicles and Equip. $344,582 $50
18 Specialized Inst. $517,827 $12,041
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $94,719 $12
21 Antiques $ $5,121


September 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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