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Slovenia

Official Title:
Republic of Slovenia


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 - Slovenia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $59,080,960 $143,094,320
2013 $11,104,678 $129,837,290
2014 $62,702,263 $126,048,041
2015 $26,245,300 $143,709,707
2016 $57,543,693 $167,345,587
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Slovenia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $33,845 $244
02 Veg. Prod. $786,204 $722,127
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $135 $59,574
04 Food Prod. $1,070,061 $1,179,071
05 Mineral Prod. $39,881,063 $607
06 Chemical Prod. $1,121,048 $49,997,724
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $90,289 $2,191,111
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $14,729 $74,475
09 Wood Prod. $1,635 $899,736
10 Paper Prod. $118,464 $1,572,217
11 Textiles Prod. $46,954 $2,090,276
12 Dress Access. $46,102 $662,061
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $8,900 $5,392,044
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $8,611
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,995,608 $14,174,067
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,800,392 $63,615,654
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,449,694 $3,630,865
18 Specialized Inst. $2,038,365 $5,887,324
19 Arms & Ammunition $32,663 $15,272
20 Misc. Articles $2,309,006 $15,100,321
21 Antiques $7,050 $126

Capital: Ljubljana
Population (million): 2.06
Total Area: 20,273km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68208 EURO (EUR) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: June 25
Language(s): Slovenian, Italian, Hungarian


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral Parliament with a 90-seat National Assembly and a 40- seat National Council (Upper House). Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) proposed by the President and approved by the National Assembly. Administrative divisions: 212 municipalities, including 11 municipalities with urban status.

Head of State:
President Borut Pahor

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Miro Cerar (SMC)

Ministers:
Deputy PM and Public Administration: Boris Koprivnikar
Deputy PM and Foreign Affairs: Karl Erjavec
Deputy PM and Agriculture, Forestry and Food: Dejan Zidan

Main Political Parties:
Party of Modern Centre (SMC); Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS); Social Democrats (SD); Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS); New Slovenia-Christian Democrats (NSi); United Left (ZL); Governing Coalition: Party of Modern Centre (SMC) (35 seats), Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) (11 seats), Social Democrats (SD) (6 seats)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2017. National Assembly (4 year term): last in July 2014.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Slovenia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 58.32 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 28,254.33 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.49 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.06 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 7.91 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $57,543,693
Canadian imports from country: $167,345,587
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Slovenia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Marjan Cencen

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Isabelle Poupart


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16