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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): 8.60
Total Area: 463,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.56 Kina (PGK) (2019- 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 (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Papua New Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 31.04 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 3,608.25 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.03 1.64
Inflation: (%) 3.76 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $15,472,257
Canadian imports from country: $8,524,670
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $272 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
2015 $31,323,858 $3,231,060
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
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Papua New Guinea
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,240 $558
02 Veg. Prod. $272,209 $7,722,134
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $582,701
05 Mineral Prod. $ $255
06 Chemical Prod. $25,483 $89
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $190,785 $4,836
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $14,613
10 Paper Prod. $27,194 $27
11 Textiles Prod. $4,579 $1,806
12 Dress Access. $11,371 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $18,548 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $948,249 $3,988
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,052,884 $16,687
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,642,885 $42,958
18 Specialized Inst. $794,922 $541
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $39,396 $
21 Antiques $ $133,477


July 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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