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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 Iván Duque

Head of Government:
President Iván Duque

Ministers:
Vice President and Foreign Affairs: Marta Lucía Ramírez
Defence: Diego Molano
Trade, Industry & Tourism: María Ximena Lombana

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Center: 32 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Radical Change: 30 (Chamber);16 (Senate) Colombian Conservative Party: 21 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Colombian Liberal Party: 35 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Social National Unity Party: 25 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Green Party: 9 (Chamber); 9 (Senate) Alternative Democratic Pole 2 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Others: 17 (Chamber); 16 (Senate)

Elections:
Last: 2018. Next: 2022, congressional in March, presidential in May.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 397.95 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 7,795.27 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.56 4.56
Inflation: (%) 3.5 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 13.72 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $1,004,807,898
Canadian imports from country: $1,302,242,508
FDI in Canada: $3 million
CDI in the country: $4,877 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Jorge Londoño de la Cuesta

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 $1,004,807,898 $1,302,242,508
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Colombia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $27,058,864 $23,256,376
02 Veg. Prod. $632,057,435 $572,436,110
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $7,602,787 $11,649,557
04 Food Prod. $7,090,739 $37,036,542
05 Mineral Prod. $2,255,700 $516,264,815
06 Chemical Prod. $106,211,391 $21,012,353
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $18,252,422 $15,032,665
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $312,403 $690,628
09 Wood Prod. $442,899 $175,553
10 Paper Prod. $26,817,529 $3,449,937
11 Textiles Prod. $2,679,347 $18,722,890
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. $37,470,352 $26,541,941
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $84,608,983 $14,337,777
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,614,815 $1,597,210
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


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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