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Canada-Oman fact sheet

Official Title:
Sultanate of Oman

General Information

Capital: Muscat (Masqat)
Population (million): 4.45
Total Area: 309,500km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.29 Rial (OMR) (2020- 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: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Finances: Darwish bin Ismael bin Ali Al Balushi

Main Political Parties:

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

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Oman Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 84.83 2,200.85
GDP per capita: ($) 19,083.12 57,958.23
GDP growth rate: (%) -2.84 -5.31
Inflation: (%) -0.9 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $97,464,179
Canadian imports from country: $48,073,562
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $95 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’Affaires Martial Pagé

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
2016 $144,828,833 $31,370,637
2017 $87,780,679 $39,020,149
2018 $162,988,342 $45,501,510
2019 $107,792,497 $44,256,203
2020 $97,464,179 $48,073,562
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Oman
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $835,879 $17,380
02 Veg. Prod. $14,502,474 $9,763
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $36,634 $
04 Food Prod. $981,430 $1,634,532
05 Mineral Prod. $4,567,859 $559,245
06 Chemical Prod. $6,881,179 $801,607
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,688,347 $17,791,154
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $10,939 $290
09 Wood Prod. $219,713 $
10 Paper Prod. $185,227 $164
11 Textiles Prod. $174,055 $48,788
12 Dress Access. $149,178 $1,307
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $261,983 $64,314
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,776 $59,013
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,255,069 $27,060,616
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $32,412,402 $6,565
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,602,680 $159
18 Specialized Inst. $18,144,889 $16,062
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $8,120,698 $106
21 Antiques $ $1,946


October 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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