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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.
Bilateral Product 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 $144,766,164 $99,162,200
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Ukraine
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $26,327,734 $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 $9,820,246
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,742,426 $605,936
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 $9,047,409
12 Dress Access. $71,796 $268,194
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $351,940 $1,289,450
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 $429,370
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,063 $1,435,714
20 Misc. Articles $1,486,197 $7,162,750
21 Antiques $ $6,834

Capital: Kyiv
Population (million): 42.831
Total Area: 603,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17.21 Hryvnia (UAH)(March-August 2015) - Annual average)
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 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 3369.24 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) -6.83 2.44
Inflation: (%) 12.1 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 9.28 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $144,766,164
Canadian imports from country: $99,162,200
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Ukraine: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador His Excellency Andrii Shevchenko

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Roman Waschuk


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-17