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Canada-Colombia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Colombia

General Information

Capital: Bogotá
Population (million): 51.05
Total Area: 1,138,914km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2487.91 Peso (COP) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 20 (1810 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish (national), Indigenous languages, Palenquero, San Andrés–Providencia Creole, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary presidential republic

Type of Government:
President elected for 4-year term. Bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (108 members, elected by party-list proportional representation for 4-year terms) and House of Representatives (172 members, elected by party-list proportional representation by department for 4-year terms). The highest judicial bodies are the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Justice, Council of State, and Superior Judicial Council. Colombia has 32 departments and 1 capital district.

Head of State:
President Gustavo Petro

Head of Government:
President Gustavo Petro

Ministers:
Vice President: Francia Márquez
Foreign Affairs and Peace: Álvaro Leyva
Defence: Iván Velásquez
Trade, Industry & Tourism: Germán Umaña

Main Political Parties:
Historic Pact for Colombia: 28 (Chamber); 20 (Senate); Colombian Liberal Party: 32 (Chamber); 14 (Senate);Colombian Conservative Party: 25 (Chamber); 15 (Senate); Democratic Center: 16 (Chamber); 13 (Senate); Radical Change: 16 (Chamber);11 (Senate); Union Party for the People 15 (Chamber); 10 (Senate); Green Alliance-Hope Center 13 (Senate); Green Alliance 11 (Chamber); Communes 5 (Chamber); 5 (Senate); Others: 24 (Chamber); 5 (Senate)

Elections:
Last 2022; Next 2026 (local elections 2023)

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 398.12 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 7,798.78 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.68 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.5 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 13.8 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $1,005,523,293
Canadian imports from country: $1,302,240,732
FDI in Canada: $3 million
CDI in the country: $4,877 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargée d’affaires, a.i. Monica Beltrán

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marianick Tremblay

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 - Colombia
Year Exports Imports
2017 $745,718,265 $982,287,741
2018 $999,592,123 $1,038,607,680
2019 $935,803,200 $830,482,796
2020 $790,587,497 $848,716,219
2021 $1,005,523,293 $1,302,240,732
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Colombia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $27,388,208 $23,395,490
02 Veg. Prod. $632,057,435 $572,511,244
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $7,608,217 $11,649,557
04 Food Prod. $7,090,739 $37,036,542
05 Mineral Prod. $2,272,284 $516,264,815
06 Chemical Prod. $106,288,441 $21,012,353
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $18,317,856 $15,032,665
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $312,403 $690,628
09 Wood Prod. $443,336 $175,553
10 Paper Prod. $26,853,439 $3,449,937
11 Textiles Prod. $2,679,347 $18,720,792
12 Dress Access. $215,906 $361,426
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,052,627 $9,307,599
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,219 $18,492,555
15 Base Metal Prod. $37,557,671 $26,542,005
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $84,714,268 $14,337,758
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,617,194 $1,597,369
18 Specialized Inst. $12,475,828 $296,108
19 Arms & Ammunition $48,401 -
20 Misc. Articles $11,060,481 $6,381,721
21 Antiques $22,838 $30,556


November 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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