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Canada-Tajikistan fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Tajikistan

General Information

Capital: Dushanbe
Population (million): 9.66
Total Area: 143,100km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.25 Somoni (TJS) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 9, National Day / Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Tajik, Russian, Uzbek

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential republic with democratic structures.. Bicameral Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli) with a 34-seat National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy) & a 63-seat Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Mamoyandogan -lower chamber). Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the President and approved by the Supreme Assembly. Administrative regions: 2 provinces and 1 autonomous province. Governing party: People’s Democratic Party.

Head of State:
President Emomali Rahmon

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sirojiddin Muhriddin
Finance: Faiziddin Kakhorzoda
Economic Development and Trade: Zavki Amin Zavkizoda

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT), Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT), Democratic Party of Tajikistan (DPT), Economic Reforms Party of Tajikistan, Agrarian Party of Tajikistan. Assembly of Representatives as of last election (2020): PDPT (47), Agrarian Party (7), Economic Reforms Party (5), Communist Party of Tajikistan (2)

Elections:
President (7 year term): next in 2027 National Ass. and Assembly of Rep. (each 5 year term). Next parliamentary: 2025.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Tajikistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 10.73 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 1,111.24 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 9.2 4.56
Inflation: (%) 8.71 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $942,789
Canadian imports from country: $296,569
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador (unaccredited) Farhod Salim

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau

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 - Tajikistan
Year Exports Imports
2017 $2,901,890 $265,838
2018 $4,264,612 $1,098,458
2019 $2,170,815 $248,973
2020 $3,123,857 $102,146
2021 $942,789 $296,569
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Tajikistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $26,170 $81
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $2,170 $11
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,134 $7,816
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $4,386
09 Wood Prod. $ $8
10 Paper Prod. $2,345 $
11 Textiles Prod. $5,060 $45,579
12 Dress Access. $ $99
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $115
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $12,023
15 Base Metal Prod. $284,590 $189,688
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $252,793 $27,977
17 Vehicles and Equip. $11,399 $218
18 Specialized Inst. $354,447 $773
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $43
21 Antiques $ $7,752


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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