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Canada-Zambia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia

General Information

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 18.32
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3923.79 Kwacha (ZMK) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 24 October, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, other indigenous languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (164 members)

Head of State:
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Head of Government:
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Joseph Malanji
Commerce, Trade and Industry: Christopher Yaluma
Finance: Bwalya Ng’andu

Main Political Parties:
Patriotic Front (PF) ,Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), United Party for National Development (UPND), United National Independence Party (UNIP, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD), United Liberal Party, National Democratic Focus

Elections:
Last: 2016 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2021 (presidential and legislative).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 31.51 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,719.78 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.52 1.64
Inflation: (%) 9.8 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $10,617,666
Canadian imports from country: $107,302,621
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $4 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Felix Nicholas Mfula

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Pamela O’Donnell

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 - Zambia
Year Exports Imports
2016 $18,705,707 $1,249,201
2017 $19,387,278 $2,497,078
2018 $22,762,239 $1,328,820
2019 $23,731,012 $58,768,201
2020 $10,617,666 $107,302,621
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Zambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $201,180 $89,433
02 Veg. Prod. $ $137,907
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $3,478
04 Food Prod. $37,460 $101
05 Mineral Prod. $49 $9,847
06 Chemical Prod. $1,927,625 $238
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $276,732 $90
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $6,856 $
09 Wood Prod. $60 $111
10 Paper Prod. $44,452 $9
11 Textiles Prod. $517,205 $1,527
12 Dress Access. $239 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $113,115 $9
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $362,402
15 Base Metal Prod. $367,348 $106,665,101
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,061,790 $3,028
17 Vehicles and Equip. $465,340 $488
18 Specialized Inst. $1,249,730 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $22,900 $
21 Antiques $ $28,336


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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