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Bosnia-Herzegovina

Official Title:
Bosnia and Herzegovina


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 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year Exports Imports
2011 $4,384,470 $11,531,594
2012 $2,229,207 $12,897,159
2013 $1,848,048 $15,513,490
2014 $3,877,632 $17,255,581
2015 $2,544,834 $22,336,598
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $2,947
02 Veg. Prod. $244,510 $626,728
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $152,771
05 Mineral Prod. $ $599
06 Chemical Prod. $22,950 $1,703,742
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,438 $19,316
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $36,138 $134,689
09 Wood Prod. $ $428,175
10 Paper Prod. $10,745 $11,917
11 Textiles Prod. $434,099 $6,146,152
12 Dress Access. $31,488 $4,512,198
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $107,055
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $374
15 Base Metal Prod. $88,748 $1,996,405
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,296,398 $1,860,379
17 Vehicles and Equip. $149,967 $915,844
18 Specialized Inst. $73,816 $587,507
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $628
20 Misc. Articles $333 $3,129,172
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Sarajevo
Population (million): 3.86
Total Area: 51,129km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.38 Convertible Mark (BAM)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: November 25
Language(s): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. A unified state consisting of 2 self-governing entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, & the Republika Srpska. Three member collective presidency. Chair rotates every 8 months. Bicameral Assembly with a 15-seat House of Peoples & a 42-seat National House of Representatives. Chairman of the Council of Ministers appointed by the presidency & Council of Ministers nominated by council chairman; both chairman and council approved by the House of Representatives.

Head of State:
Collective Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic, Mladen Ivanic, Dragan Covic

Head of Government:
Chairman, Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic (SDA-BiH)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Igor Crnadak (PDP);
Foreign Trade and Economic Relations: Mirko Sarovic (SDS)

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party of BiH (SDP BiH), Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), Party of Democratic Action (SDA), Serbian Democratic Party (SDS), Union for a Better Future (SBB BiH), Croatian Democratic Union of BiH (HDZ BiH), Party for BiH (SBiH), Croat Democratic Union 1990 (HDZ 1990), People’s Party for Work and Betterment (NSRzB), Party of Democratic Progress (PDP), Democratic People’s Alliance (DNS), Democratic People’s Community (DNZ) House of Representatives SDP BiH (8), SNSD (8), SDA (7), SDS (4), SBB BiH (4), HDZ BiH (3), SBiH (2), HDZ 1990 (2), NSRzB (1), PDP (1), DNS (1), DNZ (1)

Elections:
3 members of pres.: 4 year term, next 2018; National House of Rep.: 4 year terms, next 2018


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Bosnia-Herzegovina Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 20.51 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 5,308.31 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.16 1.08
Inflation: (%) -1.02 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 27.7 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $2,544,834
Canadian imports from country: $22,336,598
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Bosnia-Herzegovina: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Koviljka Spiric

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lisa Helfand


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16