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Canada-Angola fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Angola

General Information

Capital: Luanda
Population (million): 30.13
Total Area: 1,246,700km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 356.09 Kwanza (AON) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 11 November, Independence Day
Language(s): Portuguese, various African languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive:President elected by the National Assembly for 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly(Assembleia Nacional) (220 members).

Head of State:
President Joao Lourenço

Head of Government:
President João Lourenço

Ministers:
External Relations: Manuel Domingos Augusto
Economy:Pedro Luís da Fonseca
Finance: Augusto Archer de Sousa Mangueira

Main Political Parties:
MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)

Elections:
Presidential and legislative: last in 2017, next in 2022

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Angola Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 120.43 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 3,997.34 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.5 1.64
Inflation: (%) 17.08 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $61,577,514
Canadian imports from country: $28,106,179
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $(42) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Joaquim do Espirito Santo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador René Cremonese

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Angola
Year Exports Imports
2015 $69,644,886 $664,770,927
2016 $53,959,431 $3,664,866
2017 $80,953,872 $169,464,265
2018 $65,590,176 $696,280
2019 $61,577,514 $28,106,179
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Angola
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,873,351 $409
02 Veg. Prod. $35,329,470 $248
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $21,809 $106
05 Mineral Prod. $339,598 $27,286,908
06 Chemical Prod. $202,535 $4,998
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $190,675 $371
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $376 $
09 Wood Prod. $1,016 $32
10 Paper Prod. $41,906 $132
11 Textiles Prod. $6,881,318 $1,261
12 Dress Access. $5,273 $414
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,530 $74
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $293,618
15 Base Metal Prod. $59,200 $241,427
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,665,024 $7,905
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,159,559 $266,623
18 Specialized Inst. $127,618 $29
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $46,752 $1,582
21 Antiques $ $


May 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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