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Canada-Tunisia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Tunisia

General Information

Capital: Tunis
Population (million): 12.02
Total Area: 163,610km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.21 Dinar (TND) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 20 March, Proclamation of Independence
Language(s): Arabic (official), French

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral legislature with a 217-seat Assembly of the Representatives of the People. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) appointed by the President. The court system influenced by French civil law. Administrative divisions: 24 governorates.

Head of State:
President Kaïs Saied

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Najla Bouden

Ministers:
Finances : Sihem Boughdiri Nemsia
Économie : Samir Saïed

Main Political Parties:
Ennahda, Qalb Tounes, Coalition de la Dignité (Al Karama), Courant démocratique, Parti destourien libre (PDL), Tahya Tounes.

Elections:
Legislative: Last on October 6, 2019. Presidential: on October 13, 2019.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Tunisia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 58.85 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 4,897.00 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 3,1 4,56
Inflation: (%) 5,71 3,4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7,43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $109,365,103
Canadian imports from country: $171,765,617
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $67 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mohamed Imed Torjemane

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patrice Cousineau

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 - Tunisia
Year Exports Imports
2017 $55,094,584 $99,426,361
2018 $46,786,206 $125,204,816
2019 $97,676,812 $141,545,046
2020 $154,249,819 $151,730,921
2021 $109,365,103 $171,765,617
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Tunisia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $420,614 $3,555,837
02 Veg. Prod. $63,041,555 $11,940,192
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $53,764,075
04 Food Prod. $1,588,699 $4,739,217
05 Mineral Prod. $ $2,243,106
06 Chemical Prod. $2,092,589 $3,862,277
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $475,191 $2,858,853
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $46,104 $1,332,758
09 Wood Prod. $255,823 $637,113
10 Paper Prod. $1,865,400 $213,839
11 Textiles Prod. $10,524,176 $24,965,341
12 Dress Access. $5,436 $3,043,142
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $233 $480,786
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $3,370
15 Base Metal Prod. $317,034 $808,564
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,575,829 $21,929,323
17 Vehicles and Equip. $14,855,616 $25,315,744
18 Specialized Inst. $8,219,283 $7,176,304
19 Arms & Ammunition $207,012 $
20 Misc. Articles $30,394 $2,890,366
21 Antiques $ $4,288


September 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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