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Canada-Oman fact sheet

Official Title:
Sultanate of Oman

General Information

Capital: Muscat (Masqat)
Population (million): 4.53
Total Area: 309,500 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.29 Rial (OMR) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 November, National Day
Language(s): Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Absolute monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament - 84 elected members in the Consultative Assembly, and 59 appointed members in the Council of State.

Head of State:
Sultan and PM Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al-Said

Head of Government:
Sultan and PM Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al-

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: H.E. Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi
Finances: Sultan bin Salem bin Saeed al-Habsi

Main Political Parties:

Elections:
Consultative Assembly in 2015 and 2019. Next expected in 2023.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Oman Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 108.73 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 24,016.21 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.95 4.54
Inflation: (%) 1.55 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 68,672,841
Canadian imports from country: $ 70,804,003
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 221 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Moosa Hamdan Moosa Al Tai (Washington, US/EU)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’affaires Perry Calderwood

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 - Oman
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 87,780,679 $ 39,020,149
2018 $ 162,988,342 $ 45,501,510
2019 $ 107,792,497 $ 44,256,203
2020 $ 97,628,228 $ 48,073,562
2021 $ 68,672,841 $ 70,804,003
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Oman
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 108,656 $ 400,041
02 Veg. Prod. $ 5,312,466 $ 10,696
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 242,777 $ 33,800
04 Food Prod. $ 1,793,421 $ 1,421,165
05 Mineral Prod. $ 903,737 $ 241,937
06 Chemical Prod. $ 9,182,909 $ 4,266,577
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 2,236,642 $ 25,340,170
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 6,115 $ 105
09 Wood Prod. $ 397,888 -
10 Paper Prod. $ 122,304 $ 1,871
11 Textiles Prod. $ 154,641 $ 773,520
12 Dress Access. $ 164,720 $ 1,606
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 95,247 $ 278,146
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 9,005 $ 200,682
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 3,703,174 $ 37,749,778
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 34,605,008 $ 70,307
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 4,674,823 $ 9,319
18 Specialized Inst. $ 3,907,685 $ 2,881
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 780,690 $ 960
21 Antiques - $ 116


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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