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Canada-Namibia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Namibia

General Information

Capital: Windhoek
Population (million): 2.55
Total Area: 825,418 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 10.87 Namibia $ (NAD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 21 March
Language(s): English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Bicameral Parliament – National Assembly (104 members) and National Council (26 members).

Head of State:
President Hage Geingob

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Trade and Industry: Immanuel Ngatjizeko
Finances: Calle Schlettwein

Main Political Parties:
South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO), Congress of Democrats (COD), Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA)

Elections:
Presidential and legislative-lower house: Last in 2019, next in 2024. Legislative-upper house: Last in 2020, next in 2025.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Namibia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.58 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 6,110.99 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.66 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.62 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 9,378,381
Canadian imports from country: $ 48,768,140
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 731 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Margareth Natalie Mensah-Williams (Washington, US/ÉU)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Chris Cooter

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 - Namibia
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 2,410,693 $ 94,209,015
2018 $ 14,801,853 $ 24,028,874
2019 $ 10,589,312 $ 113,522,252
2020 $ 6,771,402 $ 136,840,023
2021 $ 9,378,381 $ 48,768,140
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Namibia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 755,894 $ 1,635,934
02 Veg. Prod. $ 2,371,425 $ 1,345,641
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 9,610
04 Food Prod. $ 25,513 $ 580
05 Mineral Prod. $ 446,415 $ 2,278
06 Chemical Prod. $ 157,787 $ 45,045,027
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 161,788 $ 356,045
08 Leather, Fur Prod. - $ 4,126
09 Wood Prod. - $ 291
10 Paper Prod. $ 2,070 $ 915
11 Textiles Prod. $ 270,865 $ 3,848
12 Dress Access. $ 3,291 $ 125
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 69,562 $ 479
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 29,458
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 383,776 $ 73,749
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 3,546,544 $ 88,573
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 212,778 $ 3,624
18 Specialized Inst. $ 947,169 $ 4,928
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 3,278 $ 11,732
21 Antiques - $ 151,177


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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