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Canada-Palau fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Palau

General Information

Capital: Melekeok
Population (million): .02
Total Area: 458 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.76 US $ (USD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 October
Language(s): Palauan, English, Sonsorolese, Japanese and Tobian

Political Information

Type of State:

Type of Government:
Constitutional Republic in free association with the US.

Head of State:
President Surangel S. Whipps Jr.

Head of Government:
President Surangel S. Whipps Jr.

Ministers:
Vice President and of State: Uduch Sengebau Senior

Main Political Parties:
No formal parties.

Elections:
Last: November 3, 2020

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Palau Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .28 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 15,614.33 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) -13.42 4.54
Inflation: (%) 0.45 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designated Hersey Kyota (Washington DC, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mark Glauser (Canberra, AU)

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 - Palau
Year Exports Imports
2017 - -
2018 - -
2019 - -
2020 - -
2021 - -
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Palau
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - -
02 Veg. Prod. - -
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - -
04 Food Prod. - -
05 Mineral Prod. - -
06 Chemical Prod. - -
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. - -
08 Leather, Fur Prod. - -
09 Wood Prod. - -
10 Paper Prod. - -
11 Textiles Prod. - -
12 Dress Access. - -
13 Glass & Stone Prod. - -
14 Precious Metals/stones - -
15 Base Metal Prod. - -
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. - -
17 Vehicles and Equip. - -
18 Specialized Inst. - -
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles - -
21 Antiques - -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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