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Canada-Poland fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Poland

General Information

Capital: Warsaw
Population (million): 37.84
Total Area: 312,685km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.9 Zloty (PLN) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 3, Constitution Day (1791); Nov. 11, Ind. Day (1918)
Language(s): Polish

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral National Assembly with a 460-seat Lower House of Parliament (Sejm) and a 100-seat Senate. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or majority coalition) and Council of Ministers appointed by the President and approved by parliament. Administrative divisions: 16 provinces.

Head of State:
President Andrzej Duda

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Zbigniew Rau
Development and Technology : Piotr Nowak
National Defence : Mariusz Blaszczak

Main Political Parties:
Law and Justice (PiS), Civic Coalition (KO), The Left, Polish Coalition (Polish People’s Party and Kukiz15), Confederation. Sejm: PiS – 235, KO – 134, The Left – 49, Polish Coalition – 30, Confederation – 11, German Minority – 1

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2025. Members of the Lower House, Members of the Senate (both are 4 year term): next in 2023.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Poland Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 859.88 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 22,723.99 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.88 4.54
Inflation: (%) 5.12 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 3.36 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $835,409,471
Canadian imports from country: $2,241,178,642
FDI in Canada: $3,165 million
CDI in the country: $310 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Witold Dzielski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Leslie Scanlon

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 - Poland
Year Exports Imports
2017 $695,114,996 $1,937,526,351
2018 $744,744,021 $2,110,999,226
2019 $755,376,900 $2,338,289,536
2020 $544,151,431 $2,053,869,320
2021 $835,409,471 $2,241,178,642
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Poland
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,304,276 $29,015,733
02 Veg. Prod. $23,265,039 $42,518,444
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $17,031 $1,051,894
04 Food Prod. $31,388,341 $101,219,567
05 Mineral Prod. $241,594,611 $3,814,826
06 Chemical Prod. $16,592,803 $145,608,180
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $18,958,302 $81,704,072
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $85,370 $1,558,153
09 Wood Prod. $155,774 $25,240,008
10 Paper Prod. $12,349,886 $14,325,611
11 Textiles Prod. $5,647,237 $17,745,508
12 Dress Access. $1,793,479 $3,758,359
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,915,371 $29,771,858
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,309,095 $255,504,351
15 Base Metal Prod. $65,739,147 $115,496,858
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $274,037,358 $1,011,647,160
17 Vehicles and Equip. $77,602,267 $108,751,657
18 Specialized Inst. $35,150,085 $59,984,601
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,247,540 $38,306
20 Misc. Articles $2,714,243 $189,488,229
21 Antiques $1,342,202 $723,346


November 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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