Factsheet : Bulgaria

Official Title:
Republic of Bulgaria


General Information

Capital: Sofia
Population (million): 7.01
Total Area: 110,910km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.33 Lev (BGN) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: March 3
Language(s): Bulgarian


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 240-seat National Assembly. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) nominated by the President and approved by parliament. Council of Ministers elected by the National Assembly. Administrative divisions: 28 provinces.

Head of State:
President Rumen Radev

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (GERB)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ekaterina Zaharieva (unaffiliated)
Economy: Emil Karanikolov (UP)
Justice: Danail Kirilov
Energy: Temenuzhka Petkova (unaffiliated)

Main Political Parties:
Parliamentary representation: Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), United Patriots (UP), Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS); Volya (�will�). National Assembly (seats): GERB (95); BSP (80);UP (27), DPS (25); Volya (12); independent (1)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2021. National Assembly (4 year term): next in 2021.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Bulgaria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 84.37 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 12,035.56 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.2 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.63 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 5.2 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $229,626,980
Canadian imports from country: $184,957,404
FDI in Canada : $ million
CDI in Bulgaria: $27 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Kevin Hamilton


December 2019
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 - Bulgaria
Year Exports Imports
2014 $96,925,307 $120,521,341
2015 $86,339,693 $128,856,326
2016 $330,651,303 $139,976,490
2017 $364,234,377 $138,474,955
2018 $229,626,980 $184,957,404
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Bulgaria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $12,841,203 $1,784,041
02 Veg. Prod. $2,550,589 $10,318,289
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $179,267
04 Food Prod. $2,663,477 $8,250,638
05 Mineral Prod. $150,311,297 $22,939,232
06 Chemical Prod. $2,800,339 $15,913,508
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,895,347 $884,176
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $10,957 $206,259
09 Wood Prod. $518,041 $513,257
10 Paper Prod. $8,270,974 $278,718
11 Textiles Prod. $1,563,867 $42,904,035
12 Dress Access. $290 $4,221,852
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $71,409 $3,374,967
14 Precious Metals/stones $71 $6,443
15 Base Metal Prod. $21,359,141 $13,542,286
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,929,463 $31,667,880
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,131,816 $1,008,571
18 Specialized Inst. $2,372,691 $14,645,908
19 Arms & Ammunition $95,530 $89,891
20 Misc. Articles $ $11,756,990
21 Antiques $100 $13,738