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Canada-Cuba fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Cuba

General Information

Capital: Havana
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 110,860km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 20.09 Cuban Pesos (CUP) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day January 1
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Socialist State

Type of Government:
Republic. 15 provinces and 1 special municipality (Isle of Youth). Unicameral National Assembly of the People’s Power. Assembly sits twice a year; representatives of the Assembly serve 5 year terms.

Head of State:
President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Head of Government:
President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Ministers:
First Vice President: Salvador Valdés Mesa
Foreign Affairs: Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
Foreign Trade and Investment: Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz

Main Political Parties:
PCC-Communist Party of Cuba (the only offical party)

Elections:
Last: 2018; Next:2023

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Cuba Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) .00 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 0 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $265,130,992
Canadian imports from country: $587,578,884
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Josefina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Perry Calderwood

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 - Cuba
Year Exports Imports
2016 $410,064,596 $389,463,681
2017 $406,064,502 $527,904,260
2018 $429,660,575 $740,317,108
2019 $384,556,029 $570,773,869
2020 $265,130,992 $587,578,884
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Cuba
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $11,056,747 $8,118,989
02 Veg. Prod. $61,206,226 $1,331,157
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $103,340 $
04 Food Prod. $4,312,109 $9,502,950
05 Mineral Prod. $7,941,922 $15,540
06 Chemical Prod. $26,026,037 $378,001
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,420,671 $11
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $154,357 $
09 Wood Prod. $440,665 $62,738
10 Paper Prod. $20,544,396 $30
11 Textiles Prod. $4,867,333 $
12 Dress Access. $367,677 $110
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $879,975 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $35,449,285 $4,033,895
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $68,774,841 $4,376
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,530,276 $62
18 Specialized Inst. $3,828,830 $2,055
19 Arms & Ammunition $26,776 $
20 Misc. Articles $2,137,367 $639
21 Antiques $ $113,464


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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