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Canada-Czech Republic fact sheet

Official Title:
Czech Republic

General Information

Capital: Prague
Population (million): 10.64
Total Area: 78,866km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17.3 koruna (CZK) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: October 28, Independent Czechoslovak State Day
Language(s): Czech

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy. Bicameral parliament (Parlament Ceske republiky) with 81-seat Senate (Senat) & 200-seat Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka snemovna). President directly elected. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) appointed by the President after elections. Cabinet appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 13 regions and 1 capital city.

Head of State:
President Milos Zeman

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Tomáš Petrícek
Deputy PM, Industry and Trade: Karel Havlícek
Deputy PM, Finance: Alena Schillerová

Main Political Parties:
Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Czech Pirate Party (Pirates).

Elections:
President (5-year term): Next in 2023. Senate (overlapping 6-year terms): Next in October 2020. Chamber of Deputies (4-year term): Next in 2021.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Czech Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 324.94 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 30,544.68 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.57 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.86 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 2 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $310,399,380
Canadian imports from country: $818,767,591
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $540 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Borek Lizec

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ayesha Patricia Rekhi

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 - Czech Republic
Year Exports Imports
2015 $194,992,797 $583,220,979
2016 $173,573,761 $542,760,913
2017 $193,721,609 $625,808,968
2018 $277,605,593 $773,084,050
2019 $310,399,380 $818,767,591
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Czech Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,645,468 $489,109
02 Veg. Prod. $2,829,497 $887,726
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $10,851 $2,415
04 Food Prod. $12,928,063 $16,143,029
05 Mineral Prod. $398,759 $232,685
06 Chemical Prod. $38,803,015 $32,342,106
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $7,559,725 $75,922,454
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $283,241 $1,094,604
09 Wood Prod. $3,208,759 $1,739,485
10 Paper Prod. $1,400,647 $4,220,518
11 Textiles Prod. $1,965,932 $21,989,248
12 Dress Access. $427,281 $5,473,674
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,451,545 $25,378,367
14 Precious Metals/stones $51,602 $642,579
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,227,450 $153,578,533
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $64,337,117 $336,580,972
17 Vehicles and Equip. $137,251,347 $31,463,098
18 Specialized Inst. $13,708,232 $40,876,368
19 Arms & Ammunition $361,521 $13,084,562
20 Misc. Articles $7,544,309 $55,021,262
21 Antiques $305,975 $71,615


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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