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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
2011 $57,931,377 $603,345,935
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 $235,319,850
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Lithuania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,629,977 $121,097
02 Veg. Prod. $682,891 $1,374,680
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $33
04 Food Prod. $1,526,307 $3,817,971
05 Mineral Prod. $52,416 $113,780,749
06 Chemical Prod. $2,365,172 $40,216,651
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $964,353 $253,143
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $101,921 $14,327
09 Wood Prod. $997,862 $2,436,282
10 Paper Prod. $22,985 $875,717
11 Textiles Prod. $488,067 $7,108,647
12 Dress Access. $43,917 $34,050
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $33,464 $122,385
14 Precious Metals/stones $9,124 $431,270
15 Base Metal Prod. $4,251,961 $1,149,495
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $19,129,715 $4,144,025
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,836,358 $263,506
18 Specialized Inst. $6,621,318 $5,367,517
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $36
20 Misc. Articles $2,839,727 $53,805,906
21 Antiques $100 $12

Capital: Vilnius
Population (million): 2.91
Total Area: 65,200km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.71 EURO (EUR) (2015 - 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 Algirdas Butkevicius (SLDP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Linas Linkevicius (SLDP)
Defence: Juozas Olekas (SLDP)
Economy: Evaldas Gustas (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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Lithuania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 52.81 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 18,179.68 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.62 1.08
Inflation: (%) -0.68 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 9.12 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $51,866,689
Canadian imports from country: $235,319,850
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Lithuania: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Julijus Rakitskis

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alain Hausser


November 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19