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Canada-the Gambia fact sheet

Official Title:
The Republic of the Gambia

General Information

Capital: Banjul
Population (million): 2.35
Total Area: 11,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 38.13 Dalasi (GMD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 February, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Mandingo, Fula, other languages.

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly composed of 53 members (five members are appointed by the President).

Head of State:
President Adama BARROW

Head of Government:
President Adama BARROW

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mamadou TANGARA
Finance and Economic Affairs: Mambury NJIE
Trade, Regional Integration and Employment: Amadou SANNEH

Main Political Parties:
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), National Reconciliation Party (NRP), and United Democratic Part (UDP)

Elections:
Last: December 1, 2016 (presidential), April 6, 2017 (legislative). Next: 2021 (Presidential), 2022 (legislative).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type The Gambia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2.33 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 993.48 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.98 1.64
Inflation: (%) 7.12 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $3,132,934
Canadian imports from country: $778,883
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High-Commissioner Dawda Docka FADERA (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High-Commissioner designate Sébastien BEAULIEU (Dakar, Sénégal)

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 - The Gambia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $841,819 $158,459
2016 $1,418,831 $167,564
2017 $6,579,032 $584,611
2018 $2,192,216 $996,509
2019 $3,132,934 $778,883
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - The Gambia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $613,704 $180,864
02 Veg. Prod. $114,535 $1,686
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $19,195
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $3,525 $2,804
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $10,839 $1,499
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $204
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $4,016 $64
11 Textiles Prod. $62,445 $98,365
12 Dress Access. $ $482
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $800
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $4,753
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $60,312 $401,847
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,921,042 $10,765
18 Specialized Inst. $ $40,512
19 Arms & Ammunition $230,620 $
20 Misc. Articles $6,190 $
21 Antiques $ $15,043


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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