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Canada-Kyrgyzstan fact sheet

Official Title:
Kyrgyz Republic

General Information

Capital: Bishkek
Population (million): 6.65
Total Area: 198,500km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 52.88 Soms (KGS) (2021- 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:
Ata-Jurt Kyrgyzstan, Ishenim, Yntymak, Alliance, Yiman Nuru, United Kyrgyzstan. Assembly as of last election (2021): Ata-Jurt Kyrgyzstan 15, Ishenim 12, Yntymak 9, Alliance 7, United Kyrgyzstan 6, Light of Faith 5, Independents 36

Elections:
President (5 year term): next 2025. Parliament (5-year term): next 2026

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Kyrgyzstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 10.81 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 1,624.59 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.74 4.56
Inflation: (%) 11.91 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 6.6 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $8,560,577
Canadian imports from country: $801,405
FDI in Canada: $1,004 million
CDI in the country: $2,005 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
2017 $10,154,553 $356,459
2018 $11,120,532 $370,015
2019 $13,252,497 $457,704
2020 $9,231,639 $626,071
2021 $8,560,577 $801,405
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Kyrgyzstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $639,899
02 Veg. Prod. $ $4,235
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $17,515 $10,894
05 Mineral Prod. $928 $205
06 Chemical Prod. $2,213,116 $1,368
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $154,535 $84,800
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,484 $1,310
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $588 $59
11 Textiles Prod. $ $1,055
12 Dress Access. $1,259 $20,177
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $37,886 $515
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $91
15 Base Metal Prod. $548,630 $1,717
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,523,736 $11,555
17 Vehicles and Equip. $863,980 $885
18 Specialized Inst. $1,070,222 $9,629
19 Arms & Ammunition $116,722 $
20 Misc. Articles $3,976 $13,011
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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