Factsheet : Colombia

Official Title:
Republic of Colombia


General Information

Capital: Bogotá
Population (million): 49.83
Total Area: 1,138,914km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2268.46 Peso (COP) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 20 (1810 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (32 dept., 1 capital district)

Type of Government:
Bicameral congress with a 102-member Senate and a 166-member House of Representatives, both directly elected for 4-year terms; President is also elected for a 4-year term.

Head of State:
President Iván Duque Márquez

Head of Government:
President Iván Duque Márquez

Ministers:
Vice President: Marta Lucia Ramirez
Foreign Affairs: Claudia Blum de Barberi
Trade, Industry & Tourism: José Manuel Restrepo

Main Political Parties:
Democratic Center: 32 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Radical Change: 30 (Chamber);16 (Senate) Colombian Conservative Party: 21 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Colombian Liberal Party: 35 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Social National Unity Party: 25 (Chamber); 14 (Senate) Green Party: 9 (Chamber); 9 (Senate) Alternative Democratic Pole 2 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Others: 17 (Chamber); 16 (Senate)

Elections:
Presidential: last in 2018; next in 2022.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 432.62 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 8,681.08 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.66 1.83
Inflation: (%) 3.24 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 9.7 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $935,742,635
Canadian imports from country: $831,778,764
FDI in Canada (2018) : $(7) million
CDI in country (2018): $4,452 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Federico Eduardo Hoyos Salazar

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marcel Lebleu


February 2020
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 - Colombia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $782,812,678 $829,013,665
2016 $783,757,321 $786,980,098
2017 $745,718,265 $982,287,741
2018 $1,006,097,825 $1,038,607,470
2019 $935,742,635 $831,778,764
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Colombia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,783,405 $13,742,004
02 Veg. Prod. $502,332,325 $433,403,122
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,104,921 $5,183,541
04 Food Prod. $13,853,293 $37,318,476
05 Mineral Prod. $2,997,403 $233,978,932
06 Chemical Prod. $103,941,834 $19,812,490
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $11,215,980 $19,412,811
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $215,782 $1,965,972
09 Wood Prod. $573,450 $40,461
10 Paper Prod. $39,742,449 $2,413,385
11 Textiles Prod. $3,435,053 $18,473,819
12 Dress Access. $371,740 $491,866
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,031,683 $9,147,290
14 Precious Metals/stones $410,443 $897,740
15 Base Metal Prod. $31,211,152 $18,205,828
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $94,468,939 $9,884,798
17 Vehicles and Equip. $61,637,128 $1,925,869
18 Specialized Inst. $19,165,835 $242,530
19 Arms & Ammunition $352,416 $1,782
20 Misc. Articles $8,359,322 $2,116,110
21 Antiques $9,500 $2,356,048