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Canada-Guinea fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Guinea-Bissau

General Information

Capital: Bissau
Population (million): 1.78
Total Area: 36,120km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XOF) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 24 September
Language(s): Portuguese, Guinea-Bissau Creole, other languages.

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National People’s Assembly composed of 100 members.

Head of State:
President Jose Mario Vaz

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: João Ribeiro ButiamCó

Main Political Parties:
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Party for Social Renewal (PRS), United Social Democratic Party (PUSD), Union for Change (UM), New Democracy Party (PND)

Elections:
Last: May 2014 (Legislative), May 2014 (Presidential). Next: November2018 (Legislative), 2019 (presidential).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Guinea-Bissau Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.84 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,034.59 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.6 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.25 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $296,308
Canadian imports from country: $25,492
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
None

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lise FILIATRAULT (Dakar, Senegal)

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 - Guinea-Bissau
Year Exports Imports
2016 $204,931 $20,143
2017 $107,441 $21,785
2018 $228,577 $25,476
2019 $252,612 $69,776
2020 $296,308 $25,492
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Guinea-Bissau
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $256
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $377
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $569 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $8,883 $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $120
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $14,020 $4,190
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $206,474 $4,021
17 Vehicles and Equip. $59,799 $16,389
18 Specialized Inst. $ $139
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $6,563 $
21 Antiques $ $


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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