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Slovakia

Official Title:
Slovak Republic


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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Slovakia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $69,040,672 $288,542,691
2013 $48,866,705 $305,596,954
2014 $33,811,584 $316,470,726
2015 $23,493,312 $384,744,241
2016 $42,394,275 $519,334,421
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Slovakia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $295,291 $380,903
02 Veg. Prod. $321,767 $71,961
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $685,572 $72
04 Food Prod. $3,558,049 $2,213,172
05 Mineral Prod. $2,308 $3,452
06 Chemical Prod. $2,793,155 $3,967,022
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,983,067 $11,649,274
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,666,788 $40,564
09 Wood Prod. $77,283 $218,744
10 Paper Prod. $1,149,897 $1,154,293
11 Textiles Prod. $112,566 $3,825,094
12 Dress Access. $8,421 $3,892,641
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $845,582 $3,575,830
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,547 $223
15 Base Metal Prod. $833,481 $12,979,601
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $24,111,471 $69,441,169
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,211,483 $378,966,312
18 Specialized Inst. $1,261,152 $2,404,446
19 Arms & Ammunition $25,237 $213,317
20 Misc. Articles $311,375 $24,331,898
21 Antiques $5,602 $3,570

Capital: Bratislava
Population (million): 5.43
Total Area: 48,845km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 1 January, Slovak Republic Day (1993 )
Language(s): Slovak


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy. Unicameral with a 150-seat National Council (Národná Rada). Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) appointed by the President. Cabinet appointed by the President under the advice of the Prime Minister.

Head of State:
President Andrej Kiska

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Robert Fico

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Miroslav Lajcák
Finance: Peter Ka�imir
Economy: Peter �iga

Main Political Parties:
Smer- Social Democracy (Smer-SD), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), Most-Hid, Siet (Network) Party, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO-NOVA), Slovak National Party (SNS), Our Slovakia People’s Party (L’SNS), Sme Rodina (We are Family). National Council: Ruling Coalition (81)- Smer-SD (49); SNS (15); Most-Hid (10); Siet (7); Opposition (69)- SaS (21) OLaNO (19); L’SNS (14), Sme Rodina (11), Non-aligned (4).

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in April 2019. Members of the Council (4 year term): next in Spring 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Slovakia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 118.64 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 21,864.52 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.28 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.47 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 9.66 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $42,394,275
Canadian imports from country: $519,334,421
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Slovakia: $6 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Andrej Droba

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mark Bailey (Vienna)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2013-04-22