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Fact Sheet

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Ukraine

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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Ukraine
Year Exports Imports
2010 $156,608,621 $92,937,603
2011 $150,190,919 $136,392,963
2012 $148,913,682 $164,596,404
2013 $209,932,635 $112,556,364
2014 $144,590,328 $99,179,391
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Ukraine
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $26,151,898 $2,244,905
02 Veg. Prod. $3,357,931 $3,688,492
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $11,710 $200,512
04 Food Prod. $3,625,068 $2,823,282
05 Mineral Prod. $32,909,536 $17,907,208
06 Chemical Prod. $28,414,197 $9,819,985
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,742,426 $606,217
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,402,066 $299,446
09 Wood Prod. $312,415 $2,177,382
10 Paper Prod. $6,920 $99,940
11 Textiles Prod. $614,682 $9,047,151
12 Dress Access. $71,796 $269,143
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $351,940 $1,289,442
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $7,179
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,483,556 $29,985,757
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $13,189,613 $7,626,131
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,611,250 $2,034,869
18 Specialized Inst. $3,210,437 $445,704
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,063 $1,435,714
20 Misc. Articles $1,486,197 $7,162,737
21 Antiques $ $6,834

Capital: Kyiv
Population (million): 42.775
Total Area: 603,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 10.65 Hryvnia (UAH)(2014)
National Holiday: August 24, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 450-seat Supreme Council. Prime Minister and Cabinet appointed by the Supreme Council. Administrative divisions: 24 regions (oblast), 1 autonomous republic (Crimea), and 2 municipalities with special status (Kyiv and Sevastopol).

Head of State:
President Petro Poroshenko

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Pavlo Klimkin
Finance: Natalia Ann Yaresko
Economic Development and Trade: Aivaras Abromavicius

Main Political Parties:
The present Ukrainian parliament is composed of the following groups: Petro Poroshenko Bloc (150 seats), People’s Front (82 seats), Opposition Bloc (40 seats), Self-Reliance (32 seats), Radical Party (22 seats), Will of the People (20 seats) Batkivschyna /Fatherland (19 seats), Economic Development (18 seats). 39 unaffiliated, 28 vacant.

Elections:
Presidential (5 year term): next in March 2019. Parliamentary: next in October 2019


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Ukraine Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 144.31 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 3373.7 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) -6.83 2.53
Inflation: (%) 12.1 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 10.49 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $144,590,328
Canadian imports from country: $99,179,391
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Ukraine: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Marko Shevchenko

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Roman Waschuk


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17