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Canada-Czech Republic fact sheet

Official Title:
Czech Republic

General Information

Capital: Prague
Population (million): 10.70
Total Area: 78,866km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17.3 koruna (CZK) (2021- 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 Miloš Zeman

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Petr Fiala

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Jan Lipavský
Interior and 1st Deputy PM: Vít Rakušan
Labour and Social Affairs, Deputy PM: Marian Jurecka

Main Political Parties:
Spolu/Together coalition: Civic Democrats (ODS), Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Top 09. Also: Pirates/Mayors and Independents (STAN)

Elections:
President (5-year term): Next in 2023. Senate (overlapping 6-year terms): Next in 2022. Chamber of Deputies (4-year term): Next on October 8-9 2025.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Czech Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 357.90 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 33,442.75 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.26 4.56
Inflation: (%) 3.84 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 2.82 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $226,677,077
Canadian imports from country: $851,836,502
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $289 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
2017 $193,721,609 $625,808,968
2018 $277,605,593 $773,109,460
2019 $310,399,380 $819,277,944
2020 $217,918,381 $685,370,546
2021 $226,677,077 $851,836,502
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Czech Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,071,590 $1,205,608
02 Veg. Prod. $1,705,081 $1,973,623
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $6,333
04 Food Prod. $17,057,972 $18,836,551
05 Mineral Prod. $945,072 $855,343
06 Chemical Prod. $38,390,907 $28,320,397
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $7,568,628 $79,667,183
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $144,190 $1,029,844
09 Wood Prod. $3,038,362 $2,280,466
10 Paper Prod. $2,086,883 $7,250,158
11 Textiles Prod. $1,123,464 $17,486,068
12 Dress Access. $214,979 $4,760,528
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $418,267 $29,460,406
14 Precious Metals/stones $57,813 $742,360
15 Base Metal Prod. $4,737,650 $102,244,322
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $49,892,791 $396,902,059
17 Vehicles and Equip. $77,384,186 $39,966,593
18 Specialized Inst. $13,922,708 $44,905,669
19 Arms & Ammunition $530,033 $11,261,557
20 Misc. Articles $5,465,520 $60,344,028
21 Antiques $27,310 $235,083


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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