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Canada-Bolivia fact sheet

Official Title:
The Plurinational State of Bolivia

General Information

Capital: La Paz
Population (million): 11.55
Total Area: 1,098,851km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.24 boliviano(BOB) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 6 (1825 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and other Indigenous languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary presidential republic

Type of Government:
President elected for 5-year term. The bicameral Plurinational Legislative Assembly consists of the Chamber of Deputies (130 members, elected for 5-year terms by mixed-member proportional representation) and the Senate (36 members, elected for 5-year terms by party list proportional representation). The highest judicial bodies are the Plurinational Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Justice, Agrarian and Environmental Court and Judiciary Council. Bolivia has 9 departments.

Head of State:
President Jeanine Áñez

Head of Government:
President Jeanine Áñez

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Karen Longaric
Defence: Fernando López
Development Planning: Carlos Melchor Díaz

Main Political Parties:
Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) - 88 deputies, 26 senators Plan Progresso para Bolivia - Convergencia Nacional (PPB-CN) - 37 deputies, 10 senators Frente de Unidad Nacional (UN) - 3 deputies Alianza Social - 2 deputies

Elections:
Last: October 20, 2019. Next: October 18, 2020

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Bolivia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 55.79 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 4,830.21 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.8 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1.84 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 4 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $25,650,261
Canadian imports from country: $259,856,818
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $143 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim Carlos Viera,

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Ralph Jansen

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 - Bolivia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $28,492,161 $191,045,791
2016 $25,189,517 $202,558,932
2017 $53,914,258 $274,357,433
2018 $25,948,204 $320,623,794
2019 $25,650,261 $259,856,818
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Bolivia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $281,366 $
02 Veg. Prod. $1,811,715 $30,797,376
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $5,889
04 Food Prod. $5,250 $3,893,448
05 Mineral Prod. $85,651 $148,502,146
06 Chemical Prod. $707,133 $970,780
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,829,802 $4,869
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,794 $1,684
09 Wood Prod. $619 $827,154
10 Paper Prod. $589,999 $277
11 Textiles Prod. $155,702 $294,551
12 Dress Access. $750 $6,697
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $99,039 $3,364
14 Precious Metals/stones $82,855 $47,448,187
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,024,032 $26,366,207
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $15,699,546 $521,056
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,722,543 $524
18 Specialized Inst. $1,383,675 $27,729
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $16,469 $130,969
21 Antiques $ $63,984


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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