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Canada-North Macedonia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of North Macedonia*

General Information

Capital: Skopje
Population (million): 2.08
Total Area: 25,713km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 41.45 Denar (MKD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 8, Independence Day
Language(s): Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 120-seat Assembly (Sobranie). Prime Minister and the government are elected by the majority vote of all the deputies in the Assembly. Governing coalition: Social Democratic Union of North Macedonia (SDSM), and Democratic Union for Integration (DUI). Administrative divisions: 85 municipalities

Head of State:
President Stevo Pendarovski

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Bujar Osmani
Finance: Fatmir Besimi
Economy: Kreshnik Bekteshi

Main Political Parties:
Social-Democratic Union of North Macedonia (SDSM), Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE), Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), Besa Movement (Besa), Alliance for Albanians (AA), Levitsa, Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA). Assembly: SDSM-Besa-VMRO-NP-DPT coalition (46 seats), VMRO-DPMNE (44 seats), DUI (15 seats), AA (12 seats), Levitsa (2 seats), DPA (1 seat).

Elections:
President (5 year term): Last in April 2019. Assembly (4 year term): Last in December 2016.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type North Macedonia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.67 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 8,021.70 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.55 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.77 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 17.25 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $10,684,972
Canadian imports from country: $27,274,979
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé Dimitar Blazhevski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador (Serbia) Kati Csaba

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 - North Macedonia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $5,758,772 $13,016,370
2016 $3,576,401 $13,741,774
2017 $4,147,837 $11,205,635
2018 $6,089,536 $31,727,298
2019 $10,684,972 $27,274,979
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - North Macedonia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,567,036 $
02 Veg. Prod. $136,645 $591,077
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $6,486
04 Food Prod. $247,558 $6,729,010
05 Mineral Prod. $ $1,178
06 Chemical Prod. $120,596 $54,487
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,440 $26,925
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $829 $2,749
09 Wood Prod. $ $597
10 Paper Prod. $12,304 $3,026
11 Textiles Prod. $14,580 $5,319,660
12 Dress Access. $ $195,226
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $364 $1,615
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $93
15 Base Metal Prod. $164,733 $8,427,223
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,830,374 $2,732,113
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,135,760 $293,337
18 Specialized Inst. $407,094 $4,556
19 Arms & Ammunition $37,443 $
20 Misc. Articles $216 $2,880,365
21 Antiques $ $4,538


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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