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Fact Sheet

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Lithuania

Official Title:
Republic of Lithuania


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 - Lithuania
Year Exports Imports
2012 $78,217,556 $184,695,644
2013 $88,935,001 $188,951,147
2014 $76,263,403 $231,127,781
2015 $51,866,689 $235,321,265
2016 $51,012,226 $371,698,332
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Lithuania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,973,494 $319,123
02 Veg. Prod. $318,642 $2,770,616
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $85,204 $292
04 Food Prod. $1,777,793 $3,208,943
05 Mineral Prod. $15,301 $293,379,685
06 Chemical Prod. $2,020,191 $7,440,556
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $803,379 $248,642
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $598,443 $15,308
09 Wood Prod. $2,254,857 $3,452,742
10 Paper Prod. $28,248 $1,039,135
11 Textiles Prod. $1,193,415 $8,035,152
12 Dress Access. $124,438 $117,735
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $45,874 $173,480
14 Precious Metals/stones $17,999 $489,254
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,042,985 $1,058,166
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $22,931,634 $4,065,143
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,624,361 $9,520
18 Specialized Inst. $2,629,516 $5,110,555
19 Arms & Ammunition $16,438 $
20 Misc. Articles $609,355 $40,763,052
21 Antiques $12,819 $

Capital: Vilnius
Population (million): 2.87
Total Area: 65,200km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: February 16, Independence Day (1918)
Language(s): Lithuanian (official language), Polish, Russian


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 141-seat Diet (Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas). Prime Minister appointed by the President on the approval of the Parliament. Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the President on the nomination of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 10 counties. Governing coalition: Social Democratic Party (SLDP), Labour Party (DP), Order and Justice Party (LD), Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL).

Head of State:
President Dalia Grybauskaite

Head of Government:
Prime minister Saulius Skvernelis (LVZS)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Linas Linkevicius (SLDP)
Defence: Raimundas Karoblis (Independent)
Economy: Mindaugas Sinkevicius (SLDP)

Main Political Parties:
Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LVZS, 58); Homeland Union-Christian Democrats (TS-LKD, 31); Social Democratic Party (SLDP, 19); Liberal Movement (LS, 14); Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL, 8); Order and Justice Party (LD, 8); two independent candidates each obtained one seat in the 141-seat Seimas.

Elections:
President (5 year term): Next in 2019. Parliament (4 year term): Next in 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Lithuania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 56.65 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 19,732.91 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.27 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.68 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 7.86 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $51,012,226
Canadian imports from country: $371,698,332
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Lithuania: $459 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Julijus Rakitskis

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alain Hausser


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19