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Georgia

Official Title:
Georgia


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 - Georgia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $20,156,919 $106,206,833
2013 $28,460,194 $89,610,691
2014 $14,269,191 $76,079,193
2015 $15,474,272 $100,661,193
2016 $22,541,398 $61,175,675
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Georgia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,527,426 $26
02 Veg. Prod. $202,588 $1,243,803
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $195,591 $1,640,321
05 Mineral Prod. $2,428 $
06 Chemical Prod. $649,932 $411,521
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,519 $42,375
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,026 $6,771
09 Wood Prod. $44 $
10 Paper Prod. $3,836 $36,426
11 Textiles Prod. $54,682 $1,783,173
12 Dress Access. $26,107 $2,483
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $25,248 $20,837
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $40,188,573
15 Base Metal Prod. $74,684 $14,743,526
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,717,036 $737,286
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,904,331 $108,887
18 Specialized Inst. $495,123 $116,714
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $4,575,566 $76,400
21 Antiques $ $16,553

Capital: Tbilisi
Population (million): 3.70
Total Area: 69,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.78508 Lari (GEL) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: May 26, Independence Day (1918)
Language(s): Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, other


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential democracy. Unicameral Parliament (also known as Supreme Council or Umaghlesi Sabcho) made up of 150 seats: 75 members elected by proportional representation, 75 from single-seat constituencies, serving four-year terms. The President is Head of State and the Higher Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Georgia, which includes direct responsibility for the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Defence. The Prime Minister is Head of Government. Administrative divisions: 9 regions, 1 city (Tbilisi), and 2 autonomous republics (Abkhazia and Adjara). Governing party: Georgian Dream Coalition (GDC).

Head of State:
President Giorgi Margvelashvili (GDC)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (GDC)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mikheil Janelidze
Finance: Dimitry Kumsishvili
Defence: Levan Izoria

Main Political Parties:
Georgian Dream Coalition (GDC)Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia, Republican Party, Our Georgia-Free Democrats, National Forum, Conservative Party, Industry Will Save Georgia); United National Movement (UNM); Christian Democrat Union; Labour Party; New Rights; For Free Georgia.

Elections:
President (5 year term, maximum of two consecutive terms) next in 2018. Parliament (4 year term): next in 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Georgia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 18.85 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 5,092.14 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.72 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.13 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $22,541,398
Canadian imports from country: $61,175,675
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Georgia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-Designate Konstantine Kavtaradze

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Chris Cooter


June 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-12-11