Factsheet : Syria

Official Title:
Syrian Arab Republic


General Information

Capital: Damascus (Dimashq)
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 185,180km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 163.70232 Pound (SYP) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 17 April, National Day
Language(s): Arabic, French, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral: People’s Council ("majlis al-shaab", members elected by popular vote every four years).

Head of State:
President Bashar Al-Assad

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otri

Ministers:
Deputy PM, Econ. Affairs: Abdallah Dardari
Foreign Affairs: Walid al-Mouallem
Finance: Mohammad Hussein

Main Political Parties:
Baath Party (constitutionally the ruling party)

Elections:
Next: 2011 (Parliamentary). Presidential Referendum: 2014.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Syria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) .00 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $4,421,507
Canadian imports from country: $1,396,897
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Syria: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Bashar Akbik

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Glenn Davidson


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 - Syria
Year Exports Imports
2012 $10,235,509 $2,870,442
2013 $1,842,557 $1,770,765
2014 $3,049,928 $614,692
2015 $3,471,618 $917,755
2016 $4,421,507 $1,396,897
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Syria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,323,053 $
02 Veg. Prod. $676,289 $454,806
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $181,685
04 Food Prod. $151,266 $724,997
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $39,139 $19,897
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $39,988 $130
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $1,106,307 $4,266
10 Paper Prod. $684,697 $1,117
11 Textiles Prod. $9,956 $3,600
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $530
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $74
15 Base Metal Prod. $141,918 $3,978
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $122,760 $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $82,217 $1,475
18 Specialized Inst. $20,611 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $20,500 $342
21 Antiques $ $