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Canada-Chad fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Chad

General Information

Capital: N’Djamena
Population (million): 12.80
Total Area: 1,284,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XAF) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 11 August, National Day
Language(s): French & Arabic, Sara

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly. The constitution, approved by referendum in March 1996, adopted a bicameral parliament. Constitutional reforms, adopted by referendum in 2005, replaced the Senate with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ESCC), nominated by the president. The role of the ESCC is not legislative, it provides opinions on government plans or on the main economic, social and cultural issues.

Head of State:
President Idriss DÉBY ITNO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Albert Pahimi PADACKÉ

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation: Chérif Mahamat ZENE
Strategic planning: Issa DOUBRAGNE
Economy and Trade: Hamid Tahir GUILIM

Main Political Parties:
Mouvement patriotique du salut (MPS; the ruling party); Union nationale pour la démocratie et le renouveau (UNDR); Fédération action pour la République (FAR); Rassemblement national pour la démocratie au Tchad (RNDT) - le Réveil; Rassemblement pour la démocratie et le progrès (RDP); Action pour le renouveau et la démocratie (ARD); Union pour la démocratie et la République (UDR); Parti pour la liberté et le développement (PLD); Alliance tchadienne pour la démocratie et le développement (ATD); Cadre d’action populaire pour la solidarité et l’unité de la République (CAP-SUR); Convention tchadienne pour la paix et le développement (CTPD).

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2016, next in 2021. Legislative: Last in 2011, next in 2020 (initially planned for 2016).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Chad Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14.51 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,133.22 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.96 1.64
Inflation: (%) -0.97 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $9,168,830
Canadian imports from country: $136,910
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mahamat Ali ADOUM

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Non-Resident Ambassador Richard Bale (Yaounde, Cameroon)

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 - Chad
Year Exports Imports
2016 $2,013,301 $342,103
2017 $4,286,618 $313,093
2018 $8,674,601 $391,185
2019 $27,774,182 $74,019
2020 $9,168,830 $136,910
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Chad
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $199,868 $
02 Veg. Prod. $100,033 $41,661
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $540
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $825 $
06 Chemical Prod. $4,876 $1,207
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $44,951 $3,101
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $498 $
10 Paper Prod. $311,959 $373
11 Textiles Prod. $2,266 $1,758
12 Dress Access. $ $4,887
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,864 $891
14 Precious Metals/stones $818 $1,337
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,299,374 $87
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $881,379 $75,105
17 Vehicles and Equip. $6,241,013 $1,086
18 Specialized Inst. $25,851 $550
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $47,875 $2,401
21 Antiques $ $1,714


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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