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Canada-Haiti fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Haiti

General Information

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 11.40
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 68.08 Gourdes (HTG) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independance: January 1, 1804
Language(s): French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl)

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament with a 30 seat Senate and a 119 seat Chamber of Deputies. The President is elected by universal suffrage, and appoints the Prime Minister with the approval of Parliament. The Prime Minister appoints his government with the approval of the President and the approval of Parliament. Judicial: Court of Cassation.

Head of State:
President Jovenel Moïse

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe

Ministers:
Planning and external cooperation: Joseph Jouthe
Foreign Affairs and cults : Claude Joseph
Trade and Industry : Jonas Coffy

Main Political Parties:
Alternativ, Ansanm nou fò, Ayiti en aksyon, Bouclier, Fanmi Lavalas, Fusion, Inite, KID, Lavni, OPL, RNDP, Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale, Pitit Dessalines, Renmen Ayiti, Vérité

Elections:
Legislative: 2019; Presidential: 2021.The parliamentary elections of October 2019 have been postponed

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 18.80 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 1,648.52 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.7 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 22.94 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $96,291,351
Canadian imports from country: $73,284,834
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $5 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Wien Weibert Arthus.

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Stuart Savage

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 - Haiti
Year Exports Imports
2016 $63,536,375 $38,219,532
2017 $74,203,368 $42,725,675
2018 $64,999,433 $65,038,414
2019 $54,275,768 $120,909,124
2020 $96,291,351 $73,284,834
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $16,016,346 $25,360,190
02 Veg. Prod. $40,357,255 $951,226
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,950,823 $95,327
04 Food Prod. $535,463 $806,608
05 Mineral Prod. $5,054 $6,467
06 Chemical Prod. $1,678,238 $115,699
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $462,153 $278,645
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,073 $121,475
09 Wood Prod. $30,797 $1,170
10 Paper Prod. $885,308 $10,081
11 Textiles Prod. $159,170 $45,010,224
12 Dress Access. $34,657 $212,085
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $49,975 $2,137
14 Precious Metals/stones $50 $1,107
15 Base Metal Prod. $398,953 $21,316
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,961,611 $53,544
17 Vehicles and Equip. $8,289,524 $662
18 Specialized Inst. $353,426 $29
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $912,558 $196,191
21 Antiques $ $33,017


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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