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Canada-Djibouti fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Djibouti

General Information

Capital: Djibouti
Population (million): 1.08
Total Area: 23,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 134.85 Franc (DJF) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 27 June, National Day
Language(s): French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (65 members).

Head of State:
President Ismail Omar Guelleh

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Mahamoud Ali Youssouf
Economy and Finance: Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh

Main Political Parties:
Union for a Presidental Majority (UMP)

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2016, next in 2021. Legislative: Last in 2018, next: in 2023

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Djibouti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 4.17 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 3,863.44 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.5 1.64
Inflation: (%) 3.32 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $10,984,097
Canadian imports from country: $152,851
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador and Permanent Representative Mohamed Siad Doualeh (New York)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Antoine Chevrier (Addis Ababa)

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 - Djibouti
Year Exports Imports
2015 $1,748,671 $11,868
2016 $2,625,333 $64,491
2017 $1,651,459 $677,006
2018 $6,313,889 $1,296,788
2019 $10,984,097 $152,851
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Djibouti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $7,723
02 Veg. Prod. $ $132,969
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $1
05 Mineral Prod. $1,520 $
06 Chemical Prod. $327,900 $481
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $66,376 $428
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $53,685 $
10 Paper Prod. $13,969 $
11 Textiles Prod. $232,912 $25
12 Dress Access. $33,570 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,520 $293
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $233,697 $457
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,019,593 $7,756
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,398,181 $
18 Specialized Inst. $302,141 $1,890
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $10,616 $824
21 Antiques $ $


May 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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