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Canada-Belarus fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Belarus

General Information

Capital: Minsk
Population (million): 9.35
Total Area: 207,600km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 15692.28 Roubles (BYR) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 3, Independence Day (1944, Minsk`s lib. from Germany)
Language(s): Belarusian, Russian, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential republic. Bicameral Parliament (Natsionalnoye Sabranie) with a 64-seat Council of the Republic (Soviet Respubliki) and a 110-seat Chamber of Representatives (Palata Predstaviteley). Prime Minister appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 6 oblast and one municipality. Governing party: Independents (pro-government).

Head of State:
President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Vladimir Makei
Finance: Yury Seliverstov
Economy: Aleksandr Chervyakov

Main Political Parties:
Belarusian Patriotic Party, Left Party "Fair World", Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly, Belarusian Social Democratic Party “Hramada”, Belarusian National Front, Republican Party of Labor and Justice, Belarusian Social and Sports Party, Social Democratic Party.

Elections:
President (5 year term): last in 2020. Parliament (up to 4 year term): last in 2019.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Belarus (Byelorussia) Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 86.37 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 9,237.39 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.3 4.56
Inflation: (%) 9.45 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 3.92 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $15,713,993
Canadian imports from country: $32,952,302
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Evgeny Russak

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Leslie Scanlon

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 - Belarus (Byelorussia)
Year Exports Imports
2017 $3,025,137 $39,463,228
2018 $6,915,719 $75,125,709
2019 $7,732,377 $65,795,178
2020 $15,188,212 $23,309,261
2021 $15,713,993 $32,952,302
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Belarus (Byelorussia)
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,174,794 $513,175
02 Veg. Prod. $166,357 $128,320
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $3,840
04 Food Prod. $1,376,569 $667,778
05 Mineral Prod. $ $6,504,183
06 Chemical Prod. $436,443 $786,062
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $11,566 $386,490
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,338 $9,072
09 Wood Prod. $12,328 $8,339,563
10 Paper Prod. $ $148,491
11 Textiles Prod. $25,742 $1,648,789
12 Dress Access. $2,036 $2,541
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $10,558 $60,263
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $21,579 $3,151,951
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,879,264 $881,387
17 Vehicles and Equip. $654,103 $419,163
18 Specialized Inst. $781,000 $916,687
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $105,755 $8,378,749
21 Antiques $ $5,794


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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