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Canada-Ukraine fact sheet

Official Title:

General Information

Capital: Kyiv
Population (million): 41.08
Total Area: 603,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 19.43 Hryvnia (UAH) (March-August 2021)- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 24, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential. Unicameral with a 450-seat Supreme Council. Prime Minister and Cabinet appointed by the Supreme Council. Administrative divisions: 24 regions (oblast), 1 autonomous republic (Crimea), and 2 municipalities with special status (Kyiv and Sevastopol).

Head of State:
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Dmytro Kuleba
Finance: Sergii Marchenko
Economy: Yulia Svyrydenko

Main Political Parties:
The present Ukrainian parliament is composed of the following groups: Servant of the People (247 seats), Opposition Platform For Life (43 seats), European Solidarity (27 seats), Fatherland (24 seats), For the Future (22 seats), Voice (20 seats), Trust (17 seats).

Elections:
Presidential (5 year term): next in March 2024. Parliamentary: next in October 2023.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Ukraine Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 251.12 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 6,113.44 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.4 4.56
Inflation: (%) 9.36 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 9.78 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $219,152,500
Canadian imports from country: $227,137,254
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $114 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Yuliia Ihorivna Kovaliv

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Larisa Galadza

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 - Ukraine
Year Exports Imports
2017 $268,256,223 $112,299,799
2018 $220,018,080 $126,069,936
2019 $152,776,070 $146,296,424
2020 $161,141,086 $144,022,611
2021 $219,152,500 $227,137,254
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Ukraine
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $65,331,868 $1,269,205
02 Veg. Prod. $1,902,007 $15,291,244
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $19,578,286
04 Food Prod. $14,515,526 $20,681,480
05 Mineral Prod. $195,663 $735,685
06 Chemical Prod. $18,858,563 $9,737,337
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,170,686 $2,402,618
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $35,940 $447,737
09 Wood Prod. $1,279 $12,353,221
10 Paper Prod. $126,615 $375,621
11 Textiles Prod. $685,051 $6,368,106
12 Dress Access. $78,960 $733,908
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $216,408 $3,818,750
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $92,469
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,281,869 $56,277,506
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $26,935,013 $37,063,823
17 Vehicles and Equip. $30,048,336 $26,603,920
18 Specialized Inst. $48,509,963 $1,222,690
19 Arms & Ammunition $207,849 $27,689
20 Misc. Articles $166,626 $8,470,390
21 Antiques $3,300 $37,331


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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