Factsheet : Kyrgyzstan

Official Title:
Kyrgyz Republic


General Information

Capital: Bishkek
Population (million): 6.38
Total Area: 198,500km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 53.1 Soms (KGS) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 31, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Constitution changed by referendum in 2010 establishing a parliamentary system with an elected President and a Prime Minister chosen by Members of Parliament. Unicameral parliament with 120 seats.

Head of State:
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mukhammetkalyi Abulgaziev

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Erlan Abdyldaev
Finance: Baktygul Jeenbayeva
Economy: Oleg Pankratov

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party, Respublika Party, Ata-Zhurt, Ar Namys, Ata Meken

Elections:
President (6 year term): next 2023. Parliament (5 year term): next 2020.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Kyrgyzstan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 10.51 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1,646.79 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.46 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.54 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 6.8 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $13,252,497
Canadian imports from country: $457,704
FDI in Canada (2018) : $693 million
CDI in country (2018): $1,310 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Bolot Otunbaev

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau


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 - Kyrgyzstan
Year Exports Imports
2015 $14,789,012 $248,794
2016 $14,266,827 $202,757
2017 $10,154,553 $356,459
2018 $11,120,532 $370,015
2019 $13,252,497 $457,704
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Kyrgyzstan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $322,838
02 Veg. Prod. $ $10,202
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $363,227 $219
05 Mineral Prod. $17,269 $414
06 Chemical Prod. $1,643,043 $15,812
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $42,609 $4,641
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $204
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $2,687 $33
11 Textiles Prod. $2,776 $8,972
12 Dress Access. $983 $36
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,032 $73
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $34
15 Base Metal Prod. $85,623 $29,992
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,790,346 $17,691
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,076,755 $462
18 Specialized Inst. $372,942 $343
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $10,787 $6,538
21 Antiques $ $39,200