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Canada-Tunisia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Tunisia

General Information

Capital: Tunis
Population (million): 11.78
Total Area: 163,610km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.21 Dinar (TND) (2019- 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 Elyes Fakhfakh

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Noureddine Erray
Finance: Nizar Yaïch
Investment and International Cooperation: Mohamed Slim Azzabi

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 (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Tunisia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 50.96 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 4,325.11 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.04 1.64
Inflation: (%) 6.72 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 14.89 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $97,676,812
Canadian imports from country: $141,617,373
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $57 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
2015 $127,097,572 $85,266,502
2016 $105,599,800 $91,065,091
2017 $55,094,584 $99,426,361
2018 $46,369,874 $125,146,886
2019 $97,676,812 $141,617,373
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Tunisia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,866,887 $2,229,674
02 Veg. Prod. $59,573,647 $9,102,370
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $40,485,077
04 Food Prod. $1,069,150 $2,819,631
05 Mineral Prod. $7 $11,189,729
06 Chemical Prod. $2,443,303 $3,099,834
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $96,598 $607,825
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,879 $1,487,209
09 Wood Prod. $272,408 $414,814
10 Paper Prod. $963,556 $339,673
11 Textiles Prod. $7,707,846 $27,463,925
12 Dress Access. $261 $6,449,410
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $13,178 $241,862
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $21,432
15 Base Metal Prod. $562,139 $712,284
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,242,955 $22,913,980
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,913,207 $6,851,101
18 Specialized Inst. $4,604,024 $4,087,839
19 Arms & Ammunition $28,097 $
20 Misc. Articles $84,347 $1,091,286
21 Antiques $ $5,986


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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