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Canada-Moldova fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Moldova

General Information

Capital: Chisinau
Population (million): 3.54
Total Area: 33,843km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 13.27 Leu (MDL) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 27, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Romanian/Moldovan, Russian, Gagauz, and Ukrainian

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 101-seat Parliament (Parlamentul). Prime Minister nominated by the President, approved by Parliament. Cabinet selected by Prime Minister, subject to approval of Parliament. Administrative units: 9 counties, 1 municipality, 1 autonomous territorial unit and 1 territorial unit. Governing coalition: Alliance for European Integration (AEI). The President and the Members of Parliament have a 4 year term.

Head of State:
President Igor Dodon

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Maia Sandu (ACUM)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and European Integration: Nicu Popescu
Finance: Natalia Gavrilita
Economy and Infrastructure: Vadim Brînzan

Main Political Parties:
Party of Socialists (PSRM) 35 seats, Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) 30 seats, ACUM Electoral Bloc (DA and PAS) 26 seats, Sor Party 7 seats, and Independent candidates 3 seats.

Elections:
Last presidential: November 2016. Last parliamentary: February 2019. Next local: October 2019

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Moldova Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.38 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 4,342.22 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.58 1.64
Inflation: (%) 4.85 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 3.02 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $4,651,848
Canadian imports from country: $15,904,106
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ala Beleavschi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Kevin Hamilton

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 - Moldova
Year Exports Imports
2015 $1,656,854 $9,911,292
2016 $1,141,731 $10,320,296
2017 $1,705,396 $13,237,893
2018 $3,653,770 $16,243,077
2019 $4,651,848 $15,904,106
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Moldova
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $704,551 $82,050
02 Veg. Prod. $ $37,887
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,076
04 Food Prod. $31,313 $4,678,514
05 Mineral Prod. $ $4,069
06 Chemical Prod. $411,213 $63,229
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $625 $1,664,628
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $127 $801,042
09 Wood Prod. $121,183 $5,748
10 Paper Prod. $2,394 $471
11 Textiles Prod. $ $5,678,401
12 Dress Access. $4,531 $1,218,043
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $12,592 $566,206
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $6,640
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,983 $208,819
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,865,473 $174,992
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,382,514 $1,003
18 Specialized Inst. $86,049 $4,731
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $13,150 $704,274
21 Antiques $ $36


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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