Factsheet : Colombia

Official Title:
Republic of Colombia


General Information

Capital: Bogotá
Population (million): 48.75
Total Area: 1,138,914km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2285.27292 Peso (COP) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 20 (1810 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (32 dept., 1 capital district)

Type of Government:
Bicameral congress with a 102-member Senate and a 166-member House of Representatives, both directly elected for 4-year terms; President is also elected for a 4-year term.

Head of State:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Head of Government:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Ministers:
Vice President: Germán Vargas Lleras
Foreign Affairs: María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar
Commerce, Industry and Tourism: Marìa Lorena Gutiérrez

Main Political Parties:
Social National Unity Party: 31 (Chamber); 21 (Senate) Colombian Conservative Party: 26 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Democratic Center: 12 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Colombian Liberal Party: 34 (Chamber); 17 (Senate) Radical Change: 15 (Chamber);9 (Senate) Green Party: 6 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Alternative Democratic Pole 3 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Others: 39 (Chamber); 7 (Senate)

Elections:
Next in 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 374.19 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 7,676.03 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.96 1.43
Inflation: (%) 7.51 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 9.2 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $783,744,585
Canadian imports from country: $788,037,044
FDI in Canada: $(6) million
CDI in Colombia: $3,687 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Nicolás Lloreda Ricaurte

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marcel Lebleu


October 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 - Colombia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $828,167,327 $664,667,425
2013 $711,467,141 $691,362,113
2014 $935,792,356 $891,827,729
2015 $782,805,567 $829,013,665
2016 $783,744,585 $788,037,044
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Colombia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $12,778,421 $8,229,375
02 Veg. Prod. $436,494,476 $407,037,255
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,140,912 $2,572,407
04 Food Prod. $5,767,670 $30,212,606
05 Mineral Prod. $2,140,588 $263,804,477
06 Chemical Prod. $96,893,273 $23,196,078
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $12,683,697 $13,979,616
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $271,856 $3,973,266
09 Wood Prod. $875,933 $384,856
10 Paper Prod. $54,248,049 $1,588,305
11 Textiles Prod. $3,502,166 $12,016,516
12 Dress Access. $205,237 $591,614
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,434,796 $9,499,184
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,762,764 $936,840
15 Base Metal Prod. $11,354,007 $2,702,689
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $79,226,444 $3,405,142
17 Vehicles and Equip. $14,806,818 $1,628,011
18 Specialized Inst. $10,258,041 $262,898
19 Arms & Ammunition $111,591 $382
20 Misc. Articles $9,678,317 $1,355,581
21 Antiques $57,386 $390,863