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Canada-Zambia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Zambia

General Information

Capital: Lusaka
Population (million): 19.46
Total Area: 752,614km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3923.79 Kwacha (ZMK) (2021- 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 (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Zambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 26.28 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 1,350.68 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.31 4.56
Inflation: (%) 20.5 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $17,015,829
Canadian imports from country: $137,190,030
FDI in Canada (2020): $(2) million
CDI in the country (2020): $67 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
2017 $19,387,278 $2,497,078
2018 $22,762,239 $1,328,820
2019 $23,731,012 $58,768,201
2020 $10,633,066 $107,302,621
2021 $17,015,829 $137,190,030
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Zambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $86,079 $106,146
02 Veg. Prod. $ $98,277
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $29
04 Food Prod. $32,191 $89
05 Mineral Prod. $37 $52
06 Chemical Prod. $1,253,144 $1,544
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $396,611 $109
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $175 $13,703
09 Wood Prod. $ $14,978
10 Paper Prod. $75,670 $
11 Textiles Prod. $458,476 $298
12 Dress Access. $2,492 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $147,450 $52
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $694,706
15 Base Metal Prod. $404,570 $136,074,635
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,513,683 $6,575
17 Vehicles and Equip. $585,253 $1,332
18 Specialized Inst. $472,284 $80
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $19,816 $6,885
21 Antiques $ $168,836


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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