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Canada-Papua New Guinea fact sheet

Official Title:
Independent State of Papua New Guinea

General Information

Capital: Port Moresby
Population (million): 8.78
Total Area: 463,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.56 Kina (PGK) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 16 September
Language(s): 715 indigenous languages, Pidgin (Tok Posin), Motu, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Head of State:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) H.E. Sir Robert Dadae

Head of Government:
Prime Minister James Marape

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Soroi Eoe

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Movement, Pangu Pati, People’s Progress Party, United Party, People’s National Congress, National Alliance Party

Elections:
Last: July 2017. Next: July 2022.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Papua New Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 31.02 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 3,532.59 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.88 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 4.99 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $14,744,466
Canadian imports from country: $6,717,054
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $471 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Rupa Abraham Mulina (Washington, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate 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 - Papua New Guinea
Year Exports Imports
2016 $17,774,484 $3,625,753
2017 $10,779,014 $3,823,928
2018 $27,007,681 $5,295,849
2019 $15,472,257 $8,524,670
2020 $14,744,466 $6,717,054
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Papua New Guinea
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $167,966 $3,103,515
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $3,181,802
05 Mineral Prod. $14,866 $185
06 Chemical Prod. $14,375 $27
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $84,847 $223,715
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $59
09 Wood Prod. $49 $
10 Paper Prod. $95,835 $3,600
11 Textiles Prod. $1,309 $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $9,523 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $369,347 $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,031,615 $4,902
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,287,273 $29,648
18 Specialized Inst. $522,474 $18,063
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $41,967 $15,971
21 Antiques $ $135,567


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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