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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
2009 $12,782,176 $9,377,124
2010 $16,065,343 $9,338,226
2011 $13,737,378 $6,345,057
2012 $16,902,318 $9,899,580
2013 $18,575,618 $12,266,823
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Paraguay
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $150,662 $233
02 Veg. Prod. $77,033 $3,708,677
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $42,782
04 Food Prod. $166,733 $4,428,351
05 Mineral Prod. $931 $5
06 Chemical Prod. $1,130,111 $20,672
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,605,535 $30
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $11,863 $60,740
09 Wood Prod. $83,433 $2,322,880
10 Paper Prod. $2,304,005 $4,630
11 Textiles Prod. $1,121,506 $8,108
12 Dress Access. $4,451 $611
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $11,841 $24
14 Precious Metals/stones $176 $1,454,014
15 Base Metal Prod. $219,536 $38,631
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $9,942,319 $508
17 Vehicles and Equip. $508,866 $
18 Specialized Inst. $190,660 $1,858
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $53
20 Misc. Articles $282,490 $173,721
21 Antiques $14 $295

Capital: Asunción
Population (million): 6.795
Total Area: 406,752km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4095.12 Paraguay Guarani (PYG)(2013)
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
Interior: Francisco José DE VARGAS
Finance: Germán Hugo ROJAS Irigoyen

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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Paraguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 29.17 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 4292.35 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 13 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.68 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.4 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $18,575,618
Canadian imports from country: $12,266,823
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Paraguay: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Manuel SCHAERER Kanonnikoff

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Gwyneth A. KUTZ


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16