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Canada-El Salvador fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of El Salvador

General Information

Capital: San Salvador
Population (million): 6.70
Total Area: km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.76 US $ (USD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 15
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unitary republic: with an unicameral Legislative Assembly, 84 members, president elected every 5 years, Assembly every 3 years.

Head of State:
President Nayid Bukele

Head of Government:
President Nayid Bukele

Ministers:
Foreign Affaires: Alexandra Hill
Economy: Maria Luisa Hayem Breve
Finance: Nelson Eduardo Fuentes Menjivar

Main Political Parties:
(seats in National Assembly) ARENA - National Republican Alliance (37); FMLN - Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (23); GANA - Grand Alliance for National Unity (10); PCN - Party of National Conciliation (9); PDC - Christian Democratic Party (3);

Elections:
Legislative and Municipal: March 2021. Presidential: 2024.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type El Salvador Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 35.36 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 5,273.72 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.38 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.07 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 6.73 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $54,934,911
Canadian imports from country: $77,548,250
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $261 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Minister-Counsellor and Chargé d’affaires Xochitl Guadalupe Zeleya Gomez

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Karolina Guay

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 - El Salvador
Year Exports Imports
2016 $59,637,573 $67,411,624
2017 $59,112,869 $106,143,432
2018 $52,415,016 $79,389,550
2019 $55,492,793 $138,098,146
2020 $54,934,911 $77,548,250
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - El Salvador
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $61,047 $45,857
02 Veg. Prod. $18,966,702 $6,770,348
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,458,052 $26
04 Food Prod. $982,726 $6,004,907
05 Mineral Prod. $98,768 $2,530
06 Chemical Prod. $9,194,683 $104,778
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,083,617 $201,526
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $63,160 $11,803
09 Wood Prod. $2,360,413 $225,533
10 Paper Prod. $4,230,729 $49,694
11 Textiles Prod. $1,398,558 $56,103,041
12 Dress Access. $34,890 $272,214
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $193,632 $595,511
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,960 $379,048
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,098,255 $722,714
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,560,497 $5,668,725
17 Vehicles and Equip. $910,082 $153,796
18 Specialized Inst. $597,029 $58,586
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $16,701
20 Misc. Articles $1,907,284 $148,671
21 Antiques $ $3,749


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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