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Fact Sheet

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Lebanon

Official Title:
Republic of Lebanon


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 - Lebanon
Year Exports Imports
2012 $116,527,936 $20,827,276
2013 $74,145,225 $20,378,109
2014 $84,517,541 $24,723,039
2015 $114,125,034 $28,023,969
2016 $150,787,499 $28,346,412
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Lebanon
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,383,145 $6,212
02 Veg. Prod. $29,403,518 $3,229,710
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $577,268 $1,288,109
04 Food Prod. $2,118,637 $16,900,792
05 Mineral Prod. $149,111 $72,115
06 Chemical Prod. $17,071,774 $1,476,996
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,066,538 $1,372,009
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $106,530 $26,843
09 Wood Prod. $3,043,060 $18,658
10 Paper Prod. $971,368 $329,968
11 Textiles Prod. $1,425,442 $704,299
12 Dress Access. $86,833 $4,634
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $150,702 $315,741
14 Precious Metals/stones $92,660 $212,588
15 Base Metal Prod. $241,895 $158,162
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,348,457 $1,910,846
17 Vehicles and Equip. $77,091,229 $5
18 Specialized Inst. $1,440,529 $116,207
19 Arms & Ammunition $147,406 $
20 Misc. Articles $631,831 $180,696
21 Antiques $2,130 $19,868

Capital: Beirut (Bayrut)
Population (million): 4.60
Total Area: 10,452km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1121.75888 Pound (LBP) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 22 November, Independence Day
Language(s): Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly (elected but equally divided between Christians and Muslims), President of the National Assembly (Shiite): Nabih Berri. The November 2009 unity cabinet is composed of 15 ministers from the March 14 Majority coalition, 10 from March 8 opposition and 5 appointed by the President.

Head of State:
(vacant)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Tammam Salam

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Gebran Bassil
Finance: Ali Hasan Khalil
Defence: Samir Moqbel

Main Political Parties:
March 14 Coalition Current for the Future (Saad Hariri - 26 seats); Lebanese Forces (Samir Geagea - 8 seats); Kateab (Phalangist) Party (Amin Gemayel- 5 seats) March 8 Coalition Hezbollah (Hassan Nasrallah - 12 seats); Free Patriotic Movement (Michel Aoun - 19 seats); Amal Movement (Nabih Berri - 13 seats); Progessive Socialist Party (Walid Jumblatt - 7 seats)

Elections:
Last legislative: 2009. Next: 2017 (anticipated).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Lebanon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 68.90 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 14,987.02 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.82 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $150,787,499
Canadian imports from country: $28,346,412
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Lebanon: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Sami Haddad

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Michelle Cameron


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19