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Canada-French Guiana fact sheet

Official Title:
France

General Information

Capital: Cayenne (national: Paris)
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 91,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 14 July (1789 Taking of the Bastille)
Language(s): French

Political Information

Type of State:
Overseas Department & Region of the French Re

Type of Government:
French Guiana, as part of France, is also part of the European Union. French Guiana has 2 seats at the National Assembly and 1 seat to the Senate in Paris. French regions do not have legislative autonomy nor can they issue régulations. They do levy their own distinct taxes. French Guiana elects on regional/departemental level 2 councils with diverging powers. The Regional Council has 34 members, elected for a 6 year term by proportional representation. The General Council has 19 members elected for a 6 year term in single seat-constituencies.

Head of State:
(President of France) Rep. Ange Mancini

Head of Government:
(Prime Minister of France) Rep. Ange Mancini

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Philipe Douste-Blazy
State affairs: Nicholas Sarkozy

Main Political Parties:
Local political parties: Guianese Democratic Action (ADG), Guianese Socialist Party (PSG); Guiana Democratic Forces (FDG); Popular National Guianese Party (PNPG); Walwari Committee.

Elections:
Last in 2004. Next in 2010.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type French Guiana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) .00 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $33 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Daniel Paul-Henry Jouanneau

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Claude Laverdure

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 - French Guiana
Year Exports Imports
2015 $ $
2016 $ $
2017 $ $
2018 $ $
2019 $ $
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - French Guiana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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