Factsheet : Serbia

Official Title:
Republic of Serbia


General Information

Capital: Belgrade
Population (million): 7.03
Total Area: 77,474km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 82.67 Serbian dinar (RSD) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: 15 February
Language(s): Serbian, Albanian, Hungarian, other


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. President is head of state. Prime Minister, elected by the Parliament is the head of government. Ruling coalition (SNS, SDPS, NS, SPO, PS)

Head of State:
President Aleksander Vucic

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ivica Dacic
Finance and Economy: Dusan Vujovic
Defence: Aleksandar Vulin

Main Political Parties:
Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Serbian Socialist Party (SPS), Democratic Party (DS), Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS), New Democratic Party (NDS), Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS), United Serbia (JS), League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV), New Serbia (NS), Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM), Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), and others. Parliament: SNS (134), SPS (25), DS (17), PUPS (12), NDS (10), SDPS (10), JS (7), LSV (6), SVM (6), SPO (5), and others.

Elections:
President: 5 year term; next : 2022. Parliamentary: 4 year term; next 2020.


Economic Information (2017)

Comparative figures
Type Serbia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 53.86 2,145.99
GDP per capita: ($) 7,661.09 58,542.06
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.81 3
Inflation: (%) 3.13 1.61
Unemployment: (%) 14.61 6.32

Product Trade and Investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $21,613,224
Canadian imports from country: $64,506,864
FDI in Canada (2017): $ million
CDI in Serbia (2017): $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Kati Csaba


March 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 - Serbia
Year Exports Imports
2014 $16,838,284 $84,421,694
2015 $17,076,342 $78,871,556
2016 $14,545,689 $64,008,414
2017 $18,304,389 $71,091,933
2018 $21,613,224 $64,506,864
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Serbia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $841,969 $256,630
02 Veg. Prod. $1,872,304 $8,999,941
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $25,048
04 Food Prod. $128,961 $2,914,456
05 Mineral Prod. $9,950 $3,988
06 Chemical Prod. $1,988,535 $1,907,397
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $134,070 $7,385,893
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $28,279
09 Wood Prod. $ $44,228
10 Paper Prod. $3,538,579 $273,151
11 Textiles Prod. $420,478 $945,515
12 Dress Access. $50,944 $4,867,017
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $22,946 $2,364,089
14 Precious Metals/stones $283 $372,859
15 Base Metal Prod. $3,761,903 $15,454,807
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,575,581 $5,922,480
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,773,005 $133,567
18 Specialized Inst. $1,262,542 $6,156,273
19 Arms & Ammunition $10,036 $11,780,063
20 Misc. Articles $109,360 $1,246,737
21 Antiques $32,111 $4,198