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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) (2020- 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 (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $245,930,623
Canadian imports from country: $318,057,817
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $119 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Annick Goulet

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
2016 $330,651,303 $139,976,490
2017 $364,234,377 $138,416,906
2018 $229,656,909 $184,962,378
2019 $247,409,280 $199,619,858
2020 $245,930,623 $318,057,817
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Bulgaria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,637,743 $3,898,494
02 Veg. Prod. $1,927,363 $12,179,021
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $281 $1,512,617
04 Food Prod. $4,857,733 $6,684,178
05 Mineral Prod. $153,468,104 $127,937,930
06 Chemical Prod. $2,487,030 $48,732,269
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $695,476 $877,239
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $47,864 $970,236
09 Wood Prod. $179,555 $266,791
10 Paper Prod. $405,502 $391,341
11 Textiles Prod. $1,513,505 $37,730,703
12 Dress Access. $2,505 $1,526,913
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $62,020 $3,299,338
14 Precious Metals/stones $147 $10,541
15 Base Metal Prod. $28,846,841 $11,780,920
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,927,996 $38,428,779
17 Vehicles and Equip. $30,489,303 $1,968,612
18 Specialized Inst. $1,860,315 $7,902,282
19 Arms & Ammunition $52,649 $92,916
20 Misc. Articles $504,411 $11,181,085
21 Antiques $1,664 $46,647


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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