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Fact Sheet

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Czech Republic

Official Title:
Czech Republic


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 - Czech Republic
Year Exports Imports
2015 $194,992,797 $583,220,979
2016 $173,573,761 $542,760,913
2017 $193,721,609 $625,808,968
2018 $277,605,593 $773,084,050
2019 $310,096,147 $817,843,500
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Czech Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,646,345 $478,603
02 Veg. Prod. $2,829,497 $887,726
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $10,851 $2,415
04 Food Prod. $12,928,063 $16,143,029
05 Mineral Prod. $398,759 $232,685
06 Chemical Prod. $38,803,015 $32,335,846
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $7,559,725 $75,915,256
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $283,241 $1,094,613
09 Wood Prod. $3,208,759 $1,738,839
10 Paper Prod. $1,400,647 $4,220,517
11 Textiles Prod. $1,965,932 $21,983,819
12 Dress Access. $427,281 $5,473,674
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,451,545 $25,371,553
14 Precious Metals/stones $51,602 $642,579
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,227,450 $153,547,841
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $64,337,117 $336,114,081
17 Vehicles and Equip. $137,251,347 $31,281,138
18 Specialized Inst. $13,708,232 $40,845,298
19 Arms & Ammunition $361,521 $13,084,562
20 Misc. Articles $7,544,309 $55,023,281
21 Antiques $305,975 $71,615

Capital: Prague
Population (million): 10.59
Total Area: 78,866km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17.98 koruna (CZK) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: October 28, Independent Czechoslovak State Day
Language(s): Czech


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy. Bicameral parliament (Parlament Ceske republiky) with 81-seat Senate (Senat) & 200-seat Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka snemovna). President directly elected. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) appointed by the President after elections. Cabinet appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 13 regions and 1 capital city.

Head of State:
President Milos Zeman

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Tomá� Petrícek
Deputy PM, Industry and Trade: Karel Havlícek
Deputy PM, Finance: Alena Schillerová

Main Political Parties:
Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Czech Pirate Party (Pirates).

Elections:
President (5-year term): Next in 2023. Senate (overlapping 6-year terms): Next in October 2020. Chamber of Deputies (4-year term): Next in 2021.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Czech Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 314.35 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 29,675.74 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.91 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.16 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 2.5 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $310,096,147
Canadian imports from country: $817,843,500
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $171 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Borek Lizec

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ayesha Patricia Rekhi


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2012-02-27