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Canada-Paraguay fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Paraguay

General Information

Capital: Asunción
Population (million): 7.15
Total Area: 406,752km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4761.6 Paraguay Guarani (PYG) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 15 – Independence Day
Language(s): Spanish, Guaraní

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral national congress consisting of a 45-member Chamber of Senators and a 80-member Chamber of Deputies. Elections are held every 5 years, with Deputies elected by department and Senators on a nationwide basis. There are 17 departments (provinces), plus the capital Asunción, which is an independent municipality.

Head of State:
President Mario Abdo BENÍTEZ

Head of Government:
President Mario Abdo BENÍTEZ

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Antonio Rivas Palacios
Interior: Juan Ernesto Villamayor
Economy: Benigno López

Main Political Parties:
Number of seats in the Senate [45]/Chamber [80]: Government: National Republican Association (ANR) "Colorado Party" 20/46Opposition: Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA) 13/28; FrenteGuasú 5/1; Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) 3/0; National Union of Ethical Citizens (UNACE) 2/0; Avanza País 2/2; Encuentro Nacional Party (PEN) 1/2; MovimientoCompromisoCiudadano 0/1

Elections:
Next : April 2023 (legislative and presidential)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Paraguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 53.57 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 7,489.70 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.2 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.76 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 7.18 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $17,676,575
Canadian imports from country: $14,618,996
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Inés Concepción MARTINEZ VALINOTTI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David USHER

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 - Paraguay
Year Exports Imports
2015 $20,474,023 $12,723,781
2016 $17,356,671 $14,620,268
2017 $25,977,004 $11,770,182
2018 $31,624,134 $15,017,653
2019 $17,676,575 $14,618,996
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Paraguay
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $96,398 $64,714
02 Veg. Prod. $191,853 $4,432,484
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,952
04 Food Prod. $133,688 $6,891,831
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $2,420,694 $59,580
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $586,939 $4,635
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $220 $6,596
09 Wood Prod. $62 $1,084,734
10 Paper Prod. $3,576,577 $372
11 Textiles Prod. $662,016 $1,405
12 Dress Access. $831 $64,350
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,950 $2,066
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,800,274 $104
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,157,888 $1,744,949
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,244,667 $245,267
17 Vehicles and Equip. $700,735 $3,286
18 Specialized Inst. $266,296 $22
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $91,015 $9,563
21 Antiques $70 $


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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