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Canada-Guinea-Bissau fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Guinea

General Information

Capital: Conakry
Population (million): 13.63
Total Area: 245,857km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7036.31 Franc (GNF) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 2 October, National Day
Language(s): French (official), Fula, Maninka, other languages.

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly (114 members)

Head of State:
President Alpha CONDÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory FOFANA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mamadi TOURÉ
Economy and Finance: Mamadi CAMARA
Trade: Boubacar BARRY

Main Political Parties:
Union of the People of Guinea (RPG); Union of the Republican Forces (UFR); Union of the Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG)

Elections:
Last: October 11, 2015 (presidential); March 2020 (legislative). Next: October 2020 (presidential).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 17.59 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,290.81 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.64 1.64
Inflation: (%) 9.47 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $27,372,270
Canadian imports from country: $49,084,402
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $16 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Aly Diané

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-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 - Guinea
Year Exports Imports
2015 $14,331,349 $58,617,562
2016 $15,465,110 $51,111,365
2017 $14,121,456 $62,510,566
2018 $22,161,478 $42,865,554
2019 $27,372,270 $49,084,402
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Guinea
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $866,273 $25,391
02 Veg. Prod. $ $371,837
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $740 $7,518
04 Food Prod. $47,750 $411
05 Mineral Prod. $5,560,082 $48,480,477
06 Chemical Prod. $505,388 $2,375
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $425,062 $96,496
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,875 $79
09 Wood Prod. $1,500 $420
10 Paper Prod. $15,162 $5,521
11 Textiles Prod. $1,824,198 $9,057
12 Dress Access. $204 $14,133
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $167,967 $691
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $583
15 Base Metal Prod. $49,087 $7,937
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,856,835 $42,179
17 Vehicles and Equip. $12,538,594 $10,936
18 Specialized Inst. $523,166 $3,330
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $33,084 $3,974
21 Antiques $ $440


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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