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Canada-Bulgaria fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Bulgaria

General Information

Capital: Sofia
Population (million): 6.96
Total Area: 110,910km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.32 Lev (BGN) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: March 3
Language(s): Bulgarian

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 240-seat National Assembly. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) nominated by the President and approved by parliament. Council of Ministers elected by the National Assembly. Administrative divisions: 28 provinces.

Head of State:
President Rumen Radev

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (GERB)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ekaterina Zaharieva (unaffiliated)
Economy: Emil Karanikolov (UP)
Justice: Danail Kirilov
Energy: Temenuzhka Petkova (unaffiliated)

Main Political Parties:
Parliamentary representation: Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), United Patriots (UP), Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS); Volya (“will”). National Assembly (seats): GERB (95); BSP (80);UP (27), DPS (25); Volya (12); independent (1)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2021. National Assembly (4 year term): next in 2021.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Bulgaria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 87.17 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 12,524.26 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.37 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.46 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 4.2 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $247,405,790
Canadian imports from country: $199,623,274
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $119 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Kevin Hamilton

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 - Bulgaria
Year Exports Imports
2015 $86,339,693 $128,856,326
2016 $330,651,303 $139,976,490
2017 $364,234,377 $138,416,906
2018 $229,656,909 $184,962,378
2019 $247,405,790 $199,623,274
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Bulgaria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,938,745 $3,072,956
02 Veg. Prod. $1,105,120 $11,085,357
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $203,032
04 Food Prod. $3,223,037 $7,573,633
05 Mineral Prod. $165,368,964 $26,807,089
06 Chemical Prod. $2,298,565 $20,898,899
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $592,577 $1,427,499
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $17,656 $296,365
09 Wood Prod. $158,491 $424,706
10 Paper Prod. $8,213,828 $1,111,991
11 Textiles Prod. $1,829,375 $44,749,148
12 Dress Access. $37,939 $3,028,352
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $62,943 $2,155,129
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,164 $210,949
15 Base Metal Prod. $22,381,278 $13,130,947
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,315,040 $37,687,740
17 Vehicles and Equip. $19,263,868 $1,741,795
18 Specialized Inst. $2,287,924 $12,892,436
19 Arms & Ammunition $9,508 $190,854
20 Misc. Articles $1,546,011 $9,915,762
21 Antiques $12,900 $20,392


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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