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Canada-Barbados fact sheet

Official Title:
Barbados

General Information

Capital: Bridgetown
Population (million): .29
Total Area: 431km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.52 Bd$ Dollar (BBD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 30 November (1966, Independence Day)
Language(s): English

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament: A Senate of 21 appointed members and a House of Assembly of 30 members directly elected for a five years term.

Head of State:
President Dame Sandra Mason

Head of Government:
Prime Minister, the Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade: Kerrie D. Symmonds

Main Political Parties:
Government: Barbados Labour Party/ (BLP): 30 Opposition: Democratic Labour Party (DLP): 0

Elections:
Last January 19, 2022 Next by: 2027

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Barbados Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6.15 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 21,295.05 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.7 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.06 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 14.13 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $48,140,170
Canadian imports from country: $18,887,469
FDI in Canada: $68 million
CDI in the country: $45,120 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Gline Arley Clarke

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee

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 - Barbados
Year Exports Imports
2017 $37,058,847 $12,581,875
2018 $36,952,625 $14,196,222
2019 $40,076,878 $14,844,236
2020 $48,316,473 $15,483,681
2021 $48,140,170 $18,887,469
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Barbados
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $12,872,745 $42,237
02 Veg. Prod. $1,344,327 $34,890
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,521 $10,630
04 Food Prod. $4,976,003 $18,655,203
05 Mineral Prod. $1,587,082 $133
06 Chemical Prod. $3,577,571 $42,214
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,078,855 $336
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $12,368 -
09 Wood Prod. $1,346,817 $3,434
10 Paper Prod. $1,602,377 $8
11 Textiles Prod. $855,312 $12,748
12 Dress Access. $60,163 $8
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $455,569 $14,244
14 Precious Metals/stones $455,376 $86
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,669,245 $112
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,684,883 $35,877
17 Vehicles and Equip. $159,839 $29,624
18 Specialized Inst. $1,844,869 $5,410
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $752,404 $112
21 Antiques $251,397 -


November 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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