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Fact Sheet

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Paraguay

Official Title:
Republic of Paraguay


General Information

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 statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Paraguay
Year Exports Imports
2010 $16,065,343 $9,338,226
2011 $13,737,378 $6,345,057
2012 $16,902,318 $9,901,248
2013 $18,559,784 $12,266,823
2014 $22,290,095 $14,046,855
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Paraguay
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $95,109 $15
02 Veg. Prod. $76,329 $4,763,609
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $104,595
04 Food Prod. $139,207 $6,483,104
05 Mineral Prod. $7,127 $
06 Chemical Prod. $261,862 $20,454
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $568,705 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,443 $64,132
09 Wood Prod. $194,859 $2,410,142
10 Paper Prod. $3,575,056 $2,653
11 Textiles Prod. $644,432 $8,566
12 Dress Access. $11,735 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $8,409 $702
14 Precious Metals/stones $48 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $288,893 $75,027
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $14,881,387 $34,159
17 Vehicles and Equip. $624,284 $
18 Specialized Inst. $458,822 $5,568
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $164,120 $73,881
21 Antiques $13 $248

Capital: Asunción
Population (million): 6.901
Total Area: 406,752km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3959.56 Paraguay Guarani (PYG)(2014)
National Holiday: May 15 (1811 Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish, Guarani


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral national congress consisting of a 45-member Chamber of Senators and a 80-member Chamber of Deputies. Elections are held every 5 years, with Deputies elected by department and Senators on a nationwide basis. There are 17 departments, plus the capital Asunción, which is an independent municipality.

Head of State:
President Horacio Manuel CARTES Jara

Head of Government:
President Horacio Manuel CARTES Jara

Ministers:
External Relations: Eladio LOIZAGA Lezcano
Interior: Francisco José DE VARGAS Benítez
Finance: Santiago PEÑA Palacios

Main Political Parties:
Number of seats in the Senate [45] / Chamber [80]: Government: National Republican Association (ANR) "Colorado Party" 19/44 Opposition: Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA) 12/28; Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) 3/0; National Union of Ethical Citizens (UNACE) 2/2; Beloved Fatherland Movement (PPQ) 1/1; Party for Citizen Participation (PPC) 0/1; Frente Guasu 5/1 ; Avanza País 2/2; Encuentro Nacional Party (PEN) 1/2

Elections:
Next : 2018


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Paraguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 32.81 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 4754.25 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.39 2.53
Inflation: (%) 5.04 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5.5 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $22,290,095
Canadian imports from country: $14,046,855
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Paraguay: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Julio César ARRIOLA Ramírez

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Robert FRY


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16