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Fact Sheet

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Armenia

Official Title:
Republic of Armenia


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 - Armenia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $13,600,396 $79,958,023
2013 $14,201,425 $89,121,613
2014 $15,124,334 $103,248,083
2015 $12,702,873 $142,761,893
2016 $6,027,942 $187,599,425
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Armenia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $35,366 $14
02 Veg. Prod. $ $8,654
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $2,014,104 $240,104
05 Mineral Prod. $7,532 $16
06 Chemical Prod. $1,263,548 $3,404
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $35,373 $1,309
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $966 $1,933
09 Wood Prod. $795 $1,833
10 Paper Prod. $31,007 $9,896
11 Textiles Prod. $156,546 $4,769,653
12 Dress Access. $2,864 $1,465
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $821 $1,854
14 Precious Metals/stones $56,912 $181,588,492
15 Base Metal Prod. $112,542 $841,730
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,672,439 $90,637
17 Vehicles and Equip. $298,584 $20,879
18 Specialized Inst. $190,022 $3,391
19 Arms & Ammunition $6,984 $
20 Misc. Articles $116,251 $10,827
21 Antiques $ $3,334

Capital: Yerevan
Population (million): 2.99
Total Area: 29,800km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 362.65064 DRAM (AMD) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: September 21, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Armenian, Russian, other


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential republic. Unicameral parliament with a 105-member National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) as of the 2017 parliamentary elections. The Assembly must possess at least 101 seats. Prime Minister nominated by parliamentary majority and appointed by the President. Council of Ministers recommended by the Prime Minister and appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 11 provinces. Governing coalition: Republican Party of Armenia faction (HHK), and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation � Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D).

Head of State:
President Serzh Sargsyan

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Edward Nalbandian
Finance: Vardan Aramyan
Economy: Suren Karayan

Main Political Parties:
Republican Party of Armenia faction (HHK) [alliance of Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), Constitutional Law Union (SIM), National Unity (AM) Powerful Homeland (HH) and independents], Tsarukyan Faction [alliance of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), Alliance, Progressive Centrist Party (Alliance), Armenian National Movement (HHSh) and independents], Way Out Faction (Yelq) [alliance of Bright Armenia (LH), Civil Contract, and the Republic Party], Armenian Revolutionary Federation � Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) (bloc of ARF members and independents). National Assembly: HHK (58), Tsarukyan (31), Yelq (9), ARF-D (7)

Elections:
President (currently 5 year term, 7 year term following 2018 election). National Assembly (5 year term): Next Presidential in 2018, Parliamentary in 2022.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Armenia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 13.99 2,026.09
GDP per capita: ($) 4,678.80 55,924.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.19 1.47
Inflation: (%) -1.41 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 18.79 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $6,027,942
Canadian imports from country: $187,599,425
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Armenia: $52 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Levon Martirosyan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Kur


November 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16