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Canada-Mali fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Mali

General Information

Capital: Bamako
Population (million): 19.10
Total Area: 1,240,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XOF) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 22 September, Proclamation of the Republic
Language(s): French, Bambara, other languages.

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly, 147 Members of Parliament.

Head of State:
President Ibrahim Boubacar KEÏTA

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Boubou CISSÉ

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Tiébilé DRAMÉ
Industry and Trade: Mohamed AG ERLAF
Economy and Finance: Boubou CISSE

Main Political Parties:
RPM: Rally for Mali (presidential-70 party members); URD: Union for the Republic and Democracy (opposition MPs-17); ADEMA / PASJ Alliance for Democracy in Mali / African Party for Solidarity and Justice (presidential party-16 party members)

Elections:
Last: Presidential, July 29 - Aug. 12, 2018; Legislative, Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 2013. Next : Legislative, 2020 (dates TBC); Presidential, 2023.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Mali Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 23.22 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,216.02 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.1 1.64
Inflation: (%) -0.59 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $26,600,924
Canadian imports from country: $2,872,100
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $667 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Fatima Braoulé MEÏTÉ

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Michael Elliott

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 - Mali
Year Exports Imports
2015 $20,611,391 $884,630
2016 $28,684,408 $1,207,947
2017 $26,505,633 $2,259,892
2018 $20,925,563 $2,171,881
2019 $26,600,924 $2,872,100
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Mali
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $55
02 Veg. Prod. $ $32,660
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $4,046
04 Food Prod. $3,013 $2,420,881
05 Mineral Prod. $24,289 $517
06 Chemical Prod. $170,617 $22,508
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $295,827 $686
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,646 $982
09 Wood Prod. $3,133 $
10 Paper Prod. $68,003 $616
11 Textiles Prod. $487,240 $7,776
12 Dress Access. $1,317 $134
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $177,409 $1,015
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,113 $4,838
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,181,241 $3,370
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $17,081,237 $59,891
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,867,979 $1,198
18 Specialized Inst. $968,217 $243,796
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $140,811 $2,162
21 Antiques $ $64,863


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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