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Canada-Georgia fact sheet

Official Title:
Georgia

General Information

Capital: Tbilisi
Population (million): 3.73
Total Area: 69,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.14 Lari (GEL) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 26, Independence Day (1918)
Language(s): Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential democracy. Unicameral Parliament (also known as Supreme Council or Umaghlesi Sabcho) made up of 150 seats: 75 members elected by proportional representation, 75 from single-seat constituencies, serving four-year terms. The President is Head of State and the Higher Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Georgia, which includes direct responsibility for the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Defence. The Prime Minister is Head of Government. Administrative divisions: 9 regions, 1 city (Tbilisi), and 2 autonomous republics (Abkhazia and Adjara). Governing party: Georgian Dream (GD).

Head of State:
President Salome Zourabichvili

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Davit Zalkaliani
Finance: Ivane Matchavariani
Defence: Juansher Burchuladze

Main Political Parties:
Georgian Dream (GD); United National Movement (UNM); European Georgia (EG), Lelo for Georgia, Strategy Builder (SB), Alliance of Patriots (APG), New Political Center (NPC), Citizens, Labor Party. Parliament as of last election (2020): GDC 90, UNM 36, EG 5, Lelo 4, SB 4, APG 4, NPC 4, Citizens 2, Labor Party 1.

Elections:
President (5 year term, maximum of two consecutive terms) next in 2024. Parliament (4 year term): next in 2024.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Georgia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 23.67 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 6,349.23 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.36 4.56
Inflation: (%) 9.57 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 20.3 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $38,475,132
Canadian imports from country: $26,488,557
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(1) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Konstantin Kavtaradze

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Chris Cooter

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 - Georgia
Year Exports Imports
2017 $42,007,213 $39,848,766
2018 $25,294,329 $10,313,673
2019 $25,750,706 $13,589,356
2020 $31,382,881 $21,727,740
2021 $38,475,132 $26,488,557
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Georgia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $11,225,889 $19,182
02 Veg. Prod. $1,237,772 $1,405,574
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $4,103
04 Food Prod. $2,151,135 $2,763,216
05 Mineral Prod. $55,246 $31,126
06 Chemical Prod. $1,019,682 $677,966
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $25,229 $255,920
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $38,190 $8,875
09 Wood Prod. $112,737 $273
10 Paper Prod. $153,530 $4,972
11 Textiles Prod. $35,367 $766,155
12 Dress Access. $13,525 $1,861
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $45,122 $75,624
14 Precious Metals/stones $118 $25
15 Base Metal Prod. $235,693 $16,654,901
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,477,709 $3,580,173
17 Vehicles and Equip. $14,315,628 $99,633
18 Specialized Inst. $958,318 $92,434
19 Arms & Ammunition $84,069 $
20 Misc. Articles $28,405 $46,074
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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