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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
2011 $90,047,507 $17,381,457
2012 $116,527,936 $20,827,276
2013 $74,145,225 $20,378,109
2014 $84,517,541 $24,761,539
2015 $114,125,034 $28,023,969
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Lebanon
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $701,326 $648
02 Veg. Prod. $17,757,963 $3,241,716
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $516,296 $1,213,434
04 Food Prod. $2,792,841 $17,492,837
05 Mineral Prod. $6,928,084 $6
06 Chemical Prod. $16,911,935 $1,732,713
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $899,988 $708,823
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $66,995 $39,207
09 Wood Prod. $2,667,746 $20,304
10 Paper Prod. $847,614 $366,058
11 Textiles Prod. $1,508,614 $757,085
12 Dress Access. $60,860 $2,818
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $130,581 $151,691
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,843 $200,069
15 Base Metal Prod. $300,262 $181,965
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $9,599,929 $1,585,213
17 Vehicles and Equip. $48,388,749 $101,105
18 Specialized Inst. $1,290,471 $154,762
19 Arms & Ammunition $219,870 $
20 Misc. Articles $1,104,947 $70,863
21 Antiques $26,876 $2,561

Capital: Beirut (Bayrut)
Population (million): 4.55
Total Area: 10,452km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1167.18 Pound (LBP)(2015 - 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Lebanon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 65.14 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 14,304.42 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 1 1.08
Inflation: (%) -3.75 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $114,125,034
Canadian imports from country: $28,023,969
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Lebanon: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Sami Haddad

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Michelle Cameron


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19