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Libya

Official Title:
Libya


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 - Libya
Year Exports Imports
2012 $153,029,972 $5,839,765
2013 $116,141,008 $80,532,866
2014 $78,726,353 $10,243,885
2015 $28,994,501 $14,221,220
2016 $17,146,625 $7,944,172
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Libya
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,800 $
02 Veg. Prod. $310,650 $88,371
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $75,917 $19
05 Mineral Prod. $ $1,841
06 Chemical Prod. $8,784,628 $7,848,897
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $20,464 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $537
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $4,863 $
11 Textiles Prod. $101,684 $
12 Dress Access. $30,066 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $3,252
15 Base Metal Prod. $192,811 $272
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,572,535 $412
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,655,698 $537
18 Specialized Inst. $357,659 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $200 $
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Tarabulus (Tripoli)
Population (million): 6.39
Total Area: 1,759,540km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.02304 Dinar (LYD) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: February 17
Language(s): Arabic (official), Tamazight, some Italian and English


Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Interim, Government of National Accord (GNA).

Head of State:
Presidency Council of the GNA led by Faiez Serraj (Interim)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Faiez Serraj (Interim)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs (proposed): Mohamed Taher Siala
Defense (proposed): Almahdi Ibrahim Albarghathi
Interior (proposed): Al-Arif Al-Khoja

Main Political Parties:
All members of the House of Representatives, the legislature of the GNA, are elected as independents.

Elections:
Last parliamentary: June 2014


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Libya Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 43.94 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 6,882.28 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -4.43 1.43
Inflation: (%) 27.11 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $17,146,625
Canadian imports from country: $7,944,172
FDI in Canada: $271 million
CDI in Libya: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Khaled Elsahli

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Sproule


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19