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Canada-Kyrgyzstan fact sheet

Official Title:
Kyrgyz Republic

General Information

Capital: Bishkek
Population (million): 6.52
Total Area: 198,500km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 52.88 Soms (KGS) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 31, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Constitution changed by referendum in 2021 establishing a presidential system with an elected president. Unicameral parliament with 90 seats

Head of State:
President Sadyr Japarov

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ulukbek Maripov

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ruslan Kazakbayev
Economy and Finance: Ulukbek Karmyshakov

Main Political Parties:
Mekenchil, Mekenim Kyrgyzstan, Social Democratic Party, Respublika Party, Ata-Zhurt, Ata Meken

Elections:
President (5 year term): next 2025. Parliament (5-year term): next 2021

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Kyrgyzstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 9.83 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 1,508.41 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -7.98 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 6.32 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 6.6 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $9,226,112
Canadian imports from country: $626,071
FDI in Canada: $858 million
CDI in the country: $1,815 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Bolot Otunbaev

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau

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 - Kyrgyzstan
Year Exports Imports
2016 $14,266,827 $202,757
2017 $10,154,553 $356,459
2018 $11,120,532 $370,015
2019 $13,252,497 $457,704
2020 $9,226,112 $626,071
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Kyrgyzstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,500 $293,806
02 Veg. Prod. $ $50,808
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $25,727 $27,556
05 Mineral Prod. $ $36
06 Chemical Prod. $859,971 $142,568
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $140,311 $413
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $4,121 $2,731
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $531
11 Textiles Prod. $10,890 $10,573
12 Dress Access. $1,912 $1,035
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,750 $49
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $17
15 Base Metal Prod. $141,219 $81,693
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,678,274 $1,065
17 Vehicles and Equip. $215,538 $1,673
18 Specialized Inst. $89,647 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $30,252 $11,186
21 Antiques $ $331


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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