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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) (2021- 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:
Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz

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 (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Cuba Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) .00 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 4.56
Inflation: (%) 0 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $282,339,331
Canadian imports from country: $700,247,385
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(1) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Hector Igarza Cabrera

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Geoff Gartshore

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
2017 $406,064,502 $527,904,260
2018 $429,660,575 $740,317,108
2019 $384,556,029 $570,778,194
2020 $265,709,138 $588,189,654
2021 $282,339,331 $700,247,385
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Cuba
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $11,840,001 $14,496,816
02 Veg. Prod. $64,920,625 $1,080,309
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $244,255 $
04 Food Prod. $10,286,481 $12,282,584
05 Mineral Prod. $12,738,113 $3,280
06 Chemical Prod. $53,418,909 $119,717
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,173,221 $54
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $114,926 $
09 Wood Prod. $147,020 $53,456
10 Paper Prod. $12,650,674 $236
11 Textiles Prod. $5,353,594 $
12 Dress Access. $476,768 $434
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,281,612 $13
14 Precious Metals/stones $118 $7,562
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,916,139 $1,418,687
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $60,544,036 $102,800
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,057,314 $
18 Specialized Inst. $4,630,690 $35
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $232,822 $1,100
21 Antiques $ $448,631


June 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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