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Canada-Uzbekistan fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Uzbekistan

General Information

Capital: Tashkent
Population (million): 34.56
Total Area: 447,400km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6789.41 Sum (UZS) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 1, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Uzbek, Russian, Tajik

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential republic with democratic structures. Bicameral parliament with a 250-seat Supreme Assembly (Oli Majlis); 100-seat Senate, 120-seat Legislative Chamber. Prime Minister appointed by the President. Administrative regions: 12 provinces, 1 autonomous republic (Qoraqalpoghiston) and 1 city (Tashkent). Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president with approval of the Supreme Assembly. Governing party: the President is supported by all legal parties.

Head of State:
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Abdulaziz Kamilov
Investments and Foreign Economic Affairs: Sardor Uktamovich
Finance: Timur Ishmetov

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Party (CDP), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Justice Social Democratic Party (A), National Democratic Revival Party (MTP), Ecological Party (EP). Supreme Assembly as of last elections (2019-2010): CDP (22), LDP (53), A (24), MTP (36), EP (15)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2026. Supreme Assembly (5 year term): next in 2024.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Uzbekistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 87.63 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 2,535.61 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.42 4.56
Inflation: (%) 10.85 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 9.5 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $6,702,375
Canadian imports from country: $253,683,383
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov (unaccredited)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alison LeClaire

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 - Uzbekistan
Year Exports Imports
2017 $7,381,108 $426,519
2018 $6,341,616 $697,472
2019 $10,183,998 $1,935,181
2020 $14,167,476 $143,086,135
2021 $6,702,375 $253,683,383
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Uzbekistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $226,634 $363
02 Veg. Prod. $ $812,304
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $135
04 Food Prod. $6,567 $9,004
05 Mineral Prod. $ $12
06 Chemical Prod. $1,974,288 $249,845,681
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $114,255 $395,391
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,683 $29
09 Wood Prod. $ $25
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $205,639 $1,551
12 Dress Access. $165,379 $233
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $26,810 $412
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $874,513
15 Base Metal Prod. $106,392 $1,587,456
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,366,164 $82,330
17 Vehicles and Equip. $723,747 $70,497
18 Specialized Inst. $783,510 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $307 $694
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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