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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) (2020- 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 (2020)

Comparative figures
Type North Macedonia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.17 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 7,786.99 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -4.53 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 1.2 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 16.38 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $5,250,948
Canadian imports from country: $17,291,230
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Dimitar Blazevski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Giles Norman

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
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 $27,283,221
2020 $5,250,948 $17,291,230
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - North Macedonia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,157,400 $
02 Veg. Prod. $228,646 $974,899
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $20,922
04 Food Prod. $269,255 $7,145,614
05 Mineral Prod. $ $2,834
06 Chemical Prod. $35,933 $433,150
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,087 $6,228
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $5,516
09 Wood Prod. $ $61
10 Paper Prod. $10,692 $5,268
11 Textiles Prod. $6,479 $3,851,275
12 Dress Access. $ $74,893
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $669 $3,791
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $22
15 Base Metal Prod. $121,229 $64,764
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $905,513 $2,661,659
17 Vehicles and Equip. $409,697 $505,741
18 Specialized Inst. $55,407 $2,492
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $22,441 $1,527,036
21 Antiques $ $3,616


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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