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Canada-Libya fact sheet

Official Title:
Libya

General Information

Capital: Tarabulus (Tripoli)
Population (million): 6.58
Total Area: 1,759,540km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.06 Dinar (LYD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: December 24
Language(s): Arabic (official), Tamazight, some Italian and English

Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Interim, Government of National Accord (GNA).

Head of State:
Presidency Council of the GNA led by Faiez Serraj (Interim)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Faiez Serraj (Interim)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs : Mohamed Taher Siala
Interior : Fathi Bachagha

Main Political Parties:
All members of the House of Representatives, the legislature of the GNA, are elected as independents.

Elections:
Parliamentary and presidential: expected to take place in 2019.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Libya Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 43.44 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 6,604.71 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 9.89 1.64
Inflation: (%) 4.56 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $89,280,733
Canadian imports from country: $88,686,069
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Omar M. M. Alghanai

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Hilary Childs-Adams

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 - Libya
Year Exports Imports
2015 $28,994,501 $14,221,220
2016 $17,146,625 $7,944,172
2017 $20,022,501 $8,574,871
2018 $43,021,846 $77,544,843
2019 $89,280,733 $88,686,069
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Libya
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $22,822 $71,166
02 Veg. Prod. $11,415,109 $46,684
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $102,145 $
04 Food Prod. $951,466 $52
05 Mineral Prod. $516,511 $88,553,309
06 Chemical Prod. $536,722 $94
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $204,863 $14
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,167 $
09 Wood Prod. $110 $16
10 Paper Prod. $9,341 $7,309
11 Textiles Prod. $98,053 $4,627
12 Dress Access. $ $37
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $13,985 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $352
15 Base Metal Prod. $554,436 $563
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,790,119 $133
17 Vehicles and Equip. $65,018,512 $
18 Specialized Inst. $826,029 $380
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $77,532 $
21 Antiques $ $


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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