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Canada-Serbia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Serbia

General Information

Capital: Belgrade
Population (million): 6.94
Total Area: 77,474km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 79.6 Serbian dinar (RSD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 15 February
Language(s): Serbian, Albanian, Hungarian, other

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. President is head of state. Prime Minister, elected by the Parliament is the head of government. Ruling coalition: SNS, SDPS, PUPS, SNP, PS, SPO, PSS, NSS, USS.

Head of State:
President Aleksander Vucic

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Nikola Selakovic
Finance: Sinisa Mali
Economy: Andjelka Atanaskovic
Defence: Nebojsa Stefanovic

Main Political Parties:
Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Serbian Socialist Party (SPS), Serbian Patriotic Alliance (SPAS), Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM), Straight Ahead (SPP-DPM), Albanian Democratic Alternative (ADA), Party of Democratic Action Sandzak (SDA S). Parliament: SNS (188), SPS (32), SPAS (11), SVM (9), SPP-DPM (4), ADA (3), SDA S (3).

Elections:
President: 5 year term; next : 2022. Parliamentary: 4 year term; next 2024.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Serbia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 69.68 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 10,046.90 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.98 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 1.67 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 13.32 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $29,372,935
Canadian imports from country: $77,846,141
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Dejan Ralevic

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 - Serbia
Year Exports Imports
2016 $14,545,689 $64,005,876
2017 $18,304,389 $71,091,933
2018 $21,613,224 $64,135,119
2019 $23,586,681 $67,352,525
2020 $29,372,935 $77,846,141
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Serbia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,866,402 $27,489
02 Veg. Prod. $4,345,196 $26,931,160
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $273 $35,490
04 Food Prod. $321,566 $7,067,647
05 Mineral Prod. $8,558 $17,928
06 Chemical Prod. $2,606,447 $2,371,918
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $238,047 $6,042,084
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,334 $6,087
09 Wood Prod. $ $311,450
10 Paper Prod. $3,055,710 $1,053,942
11 Textiles Prod. $171,605 $2,052,036
12 Dress Access. $ $2,369,006
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $42,960 $2,694,717
14 Precious Metals/stones $306 $140,491
15 Base Metal Prod. $896,342 $6,012,730
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $10,055,376 $11,950,016
17 Vehicles and Equip. $768,306 $290,405
18 Specialized Inst. $2,532,434 $4,202,235
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $889,554
20 Misc. Articles $69,481 $3,370,596
21 Antiques $150 $3,744


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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