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Canada-Equatorial Guinea fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Equatorial Guinea

General Information

Capital: Malabo
Population (million): 1.36
Total Area: 28,051km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XAF) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 October, National day
Language(s): Spanish & French, pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Equatorial Guinea has a bicameral National Assembly that consists of the Senate (70 seats; 55 seats directly elected and 15 appointed by the President) and the House of People’s Representatives (100 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms).

Head of State:
President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Francisco Pascual OBAMA

Ministers:
Vice-President: Teodorín NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE
Foreign Affairs and Coop. : Simeón OYONO ESONO ANGUE
Trade : Antonio Pedro Olivera BOROPU
Economy, Planning and Public Investments : Eucario Bakale ANGÜE

Main Political Parties:
PDGE : Parti démocratique de Guinée équatoriale

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2016; Next in 2023. Legislative: Last in 2017; Next 2022.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Equatorial Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.98 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 11,746.63 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) -6.1 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.6 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $3,072,507
Canadian imports from country: $3,978,077
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant

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 - Equatorial Guinea
Year Exports Imports
2016 $6,201,905 $54,197,547
2017 $4,173,234 $42,137,924
2018 $2,576,776 $5,880
2019 $6,223,703 $2,677,022
2020 $3,072,507 $3,978,077
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Equatorial Guinea
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,667,101 $300
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $14,007 $13,326
05 Mineral Prod. $ $6,752
06 Chemical Prod. $ $3,955,991
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,328 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,759 $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $9,269 $
11 Textiles Prod. $10,009 $1,351
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $14,630 $40
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,102,727 $317
17 Vehicles and Equip. $237,828 $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $6,849 $
21 Antiques $ $


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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