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Azerbaijan

Official Title:
Republic of Azerbaijan


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 - Azerbaijan
Year Exports Imports
2015 $14,271,774 $446,749,420
2016 $12,986,309 $134,871,072
2017 $14,389,312 $1,320,145,485
2018 $11,448,876 $1,089,066,374
2019 $10,624,502 $273,752,108
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Azerbaijan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $402,095 $1
02 Veg. Prod. $14,079 $104,350
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $5,349
04 Food Prod. $16,546 $425,361
05 Mineral Prod. $448,175 $272,388,533
06 Chemical Prod. $94,448 $14,848
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $66,136 $2,720
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $166 $2,827
09 Wood Prod. $856 $
10 Paper Prod. $22,552 $18
11 Textiles Prod. $3,077 $19,011
12 Dress Access. $5,278 $2,013
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,231 $24
14 Precious Metals/stones $135 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $693,386 $724,426
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,399,449 $33,776
17 Vehicles and Equip. $298,181 $525
18 Specialized Inst. $1,020,816 $25,817
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,008,896 $1,711
21 Antiques $ $798

Capital: Baku
Population (million): 9.94
Total Area: 86,600km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.32 Manats (AZN) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: May 28, Republic Day (1918)
Language(s): Azerbaijani, Russian, other


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential republic with democratic structures. Unicameral parliament with a 125-seat National Assembly (Milli Meclisi). Prime Minister and Council of Ministers appointed by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly. Administrative units: 59 districts, 11 cities and the autonomous republic of Naxçivan. Governing alliance: New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) and allies.

Head of State:
President Ilham Aliyev (YAP)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Artur Rasizade (YAP)

Ministers:
Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva (YAP)
Foreign Affairs: Elmar Mammadyarov (YAP)
Finance: Samir Sharifov (YAP)
Economy and Industry : Shahin Mustafayev (YAP)

Main Political Parties:
New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), Civic Solidarity Party (VBP), Ana Vatan (AV), Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), National Revival Movement (NRM), Great Order Party (GOP), Unity Party (UP), Civil Unity Party (CV), Social Prosperity Party (SPP), Democratic Enlightenment Party (DEP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Popular Front Party (UPF) National Assembly: YAP (70), Independent MPs (43), VBP (2), AV (1), DRP (1), NRM (1), GOP (1), UP (1), CV (1), SPP (1), DEP (1), SDP (1), UPF (1).

Elections:
President (7 year terms) and members of the National Assembly (5 year terms): Next Presidential in 2020, Parliamentary in 2020.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Azerbaijan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 58.98 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 5,934.02 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.35 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.3 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 5.03 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $10,624,502
Canadian imports from country: $273,752,108
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Ramil Huseynli

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Chris Cooter


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16