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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
2014 $131,406,201 $498,523,248
2015 $194,992,797 $583,220,979
2016 $173,573,761 $542,760,913
2017 $193,721,609 $625,809,643
2018 $277,604,205 $772,786,674
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Czech Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,224,434 $840,401
02 Veg. Prod. $3,191,308 $1,464,354
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $12,011,568 $14,044,992
05 Mineral Prod. $27,327,009 $194,515
06 Chemical Prod. $23,661,471 $22,355,374
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,111,130 $59,149,044
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $921,616 $1,113,633
09 Wood Prod. $1,798,018 $2,394,611
10 Paper Prod. $1,427,810 $6,430,049
11 Textiles Prod. $1,753,962 $23,361,794
12 Dress Access. $389,001 $4,684,031
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,672,669 $25,802,009
14 Precious Metals/stones $31,518 $180,655
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,416,080 $138,769,944
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $56,865,756 $351,971,480
17 Vehicles and Equip. $107,754,815 $32,580,044
18 Specialized Inst. $17,559,440 $28,472,745
19 Arms & Ammunition $924,120 $9,563,929
20 Misc. Articles $3,950,829 $48,178,398
21 Antiques $241,745 $77,135

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 (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $277,604,205
Canadian imports from country: $772,786,674
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Czech Republic: $171 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Borek Lizec

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Ayesha Patricia Rekhi


December 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2012-02-27