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Canada-Belize fact sheet

Official Title:
Belize

General Information

Capital: Belmopan
Population (million): .42
Total Area: 22,923km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.53 Belize $ (BZD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 21
Language(s): English, Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Democracy

Type of Government:
Representative democracy; formerly known as British Honduras; bicameral legislature with 14 members appointed to the Senate and 31 members elected to the House of Representatives for 5-year terms.

Head of State:
(Queen Elizabeth II) Gov. Gen. Froyla Tzalam

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Juan Antonio Briceno

Ministers:
Deputy PM; Natural Resources, Petroleum & Mining: Cordel Hyde
Attorney General, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade & Immigration: Eamon Courtenay

Main Political Parties:
UDP - United Democratic Party: 5 PUP - People’s United Party: 26

Elections:
Next: November 2025

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Belize Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2.17 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 5,190.71 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -14.09 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 0.12 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 23.7 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $5,858,112
Canadian imports from country: $1,629,266
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $230 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Rita Rudaitis-Renaud

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 - Belize
Year Exports Imports
2016 $11,074,209 $2,020,371
2017 $15,711,491 $1,812,473
2018 $10,719,470 $1,920,910
2019 $9,907,499 $1,354,961
2020 $5,858,112 $1,629,266
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Belize
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $284,913 $94,087
02 Veg. Prod. $1,321,138 $633,376
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $315,815 $2,646
04 Food Prod. $41,119 $495,565
05 Mineral Prod. $27,154 $26,740
06 Chemical Prod. $1,322,800 $199,323
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $345,233 $14,118
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $6,021 $2,339
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $209,439 $2,145
11 Textiles Prod. $457 $15,315
12 Dress Access. $158,654 $3,662
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,854 $54
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $67,795 $85,038
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,370,882 $27,303
17 Vehicles and Equip. $147,036 $19,802
18 Specialized Inst. $104,124 $8,757
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $5,511 $
21 Antiques $ $419


July 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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