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 (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $247,405,790
Canadian imports from country: $199,488,400
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $27 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Kevin Hamilton


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 - Bulgaria
Year Exports Imports
2015 $86,339,693 $128,856,326
2016 $330,651,303 $139,976,490
2017 $364,234,377 $138,416,906
2018 $229,656,909 $184,962,378
2019 $247,405,790 $199,488,400
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Bulgaria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,938,745 $3,072,956
02 Veg. Prod. $1,105,120 $11,084,887
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $203,032
04 Food Prod. $3,223,037 $7,587,911
05 Mineral Prod. $165,368,964 $26,807,089
06 Chemical Prod. $2,298,565 $20,898,873
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $592,577 $1,426,668
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $17,656 $296,363
09 Wood Prod. $158,491 $424,706
10 Paper Prod. $8,213,828 $1,111,991
11 Textiles Prod. $1,829,375 $44,742,521
12 Dress Access. $37,939 $3,028,350
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $62,943 $2,155,129
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,164 $210,949
15 Base Metal Prod. $22,381,278 $13,130,791
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,315,040 $37,658,980
17 Vehicles and Equip. $19,263,868 $1,741,761
18 Specialized Inst. $2,287,924 $12,874,000
19 Arms & Ammunition $9,508 $190,854
20 Misc. Articles $1,546,011 $9,906,078
21 Antiques $12,900 $20,392