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Canada-Czech Republic fact sheet

Official Title:
Czech Republic

General Information

Capital: Prague
Population (million): 10.69
Total Area: 78,866km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17.3 koruna (CZK) (2020- 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 Andrej Babiš

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Jakub Kulhanek
First Deputy PM, Interior: Jan Hamácek
Deputy PM, Industry and Trade, Transport: 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 (Piráti), Mayors and Independents (STAN), TOP 09 and Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL).

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 2021.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Czech Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 328.45 2,200.85
GDP per capita: ($) 30,713.33 57,958.23
GDP growth rate: (%) -5.79 -5.31
Inflation: (%) 3.16 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 2.54 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $215,777,501
Canadian imports from country: $684,215,535
FDI in Canada: $43 million
CDI in the country: $114 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
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 $819,184,839
2020 $215,777,501 $684,215,535
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Czech Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,120,727 $856,932
02 Veg. Prod. $3,775,279 $2,175,822
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $12,305 $45,645
04 Food Prod. $17,547,799 $16,861,487
05 Mineral Prod. $661,525 $587,644
06 Chemical Prod. $42,670,379 $21,991,177
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,541,569 $57,118,505
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $251,567 $490,964
09 Wood Prod. $2,716,257 $1,683,521
10 Paper Prod. $2,087,306 $5,276,505
11 Textiles Prod. $1,207,898 $15,455,906
12 Dress Access. $427,265 $4,821,986
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $605,939 $25,386,680
14 Precious Metals/stones $35,933 $1,851,584
15 Base Metal Prod. $12,109,738 $101,264,480
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $53,520,471 $283,128,137
17 Vehicles and Equip. $50,779,195 $27,360,920
18 Specialized Inst. $11,919,667 $52,695,125
19 Arms & Ammunition $453,741 $8,299,433
20 Misc. Articles $6,885,900 $56,535,003
21 Antiques $13,000 $536,561


October 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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