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Turkmenistan

Official Title:
Republic of Turkmenistan


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 - Turkmenistan
Year Exports Imports
2012 $49,656,316 $879,694
2013 $14,140,277 $1,126,366
2014 $13,860,078 $1,911,729
2015 $6,711,585 $2,073,018
2016 $6,582,433 $389,425
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkmenistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $135,590 $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $3,186
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $15,812
05 Mineral Prod. $60,138 $
06 Chemical Prod. $70,758 $128,496
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,142 $57
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $188,315
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $13,702 $147
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $37,668 $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,186,623 $48,101
17 Vehicles and Equip. $313,970 $4,995
18 Specialized Inst. $1,752,525 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $5,317 $316
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Ashgabat
Population (million): 5.46
Total Area: 488,100km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 13188.56557 Manats (TMM) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: October 27 (Independence Day)
Language(s): Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Type of Government: Presidential Republic. Constitution revised in 2008, abolishing the People’s Council (Khalk Maslakhaty) formerly appointed by the President. It also redistributed powers and expanded the unicameral National Assembly (Mejlis) to 125 representatives. Administrative divisions: 5 provinces and 1 independent city (Ashgabat).

Head of State:
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov

Head of Government:
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Rashid Meredov
Finance: Muhammetguly Muhammedov
Economics and Dev.: Batyr Bazarov

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) and Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (PIE).

Elections:
President (7 year term): February 2019. Assembly (5 year term); December 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Turkmenistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 47.95 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 8,776.28 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.22 1.43
Inflation: (%) 3.53 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $6,582,433
Canadian imports from country: $389,425
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Turkmenistan: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Meret Bayramovich Orazov

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador (Ankara, Turkey) Chris Cooter


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16