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Canada-Republic of Congo fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Congo

General Information

Capital: Brazzaville
Population (million): 4.80
Total Area: 342,000 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XAF) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 15 August, National Day
Language(s): French, Lingala, Monokutuba, Kikongo, other African languages and dialects

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Majority party and allies, Parliament: Senate (upper chamber) and National Assembly (Lower chamber).

Head of State:
President Denis Sassou N’Guesso

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad: Jean-Claude Gakosso
Finance, Budget and Public Portfolio: Rigobert Roger Andely
Trade, Supply and Consumption: Alphonse Claude Nsilou

Main Political Parties:
Congolese Labour Party (PCT), Congolese movement for democracy and integral development (MCDDI), Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR)

Elections:
Presidential: Last in March 2021; next in 2026 Legislative: Last in 2017; next in 2022

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Republic of Congo Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.01 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 3,335.61 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.56 4.54
Inflation: (%) 1.97 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 20,895,697
Canadian imports from country: $ 3,292,477
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ (20) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Roger Julien Menga

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Benoît-Pierre Laramée (Kinshasa)

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 - Republic of Congo
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 20,193,073 $ 2,424,388
2018 $ 16,527,112 $ 1,712,254
2019 $ 22,978,664 $ 6,927,338
2020 $ 12,624,709 $ 2,893,667
2021 $ 20,895,697 $ 3,292,477
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Republic of Congo
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 4,872,929 $ 9,091
02 Veg. Prod. $ 91,096 $ 289,070
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 56 -
04 Food Prod. - $ 1,216,322
05 Mineral Prod. - $ 211
06 Chemical Prod. $ 141,540 $ 548
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 81,085 $ 418
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 5,258 $ 118
09 Wood Prod. - $ 1,663,246
10 Paper Prod. $ 500 -
11 Textiles Prod. $ 1,301,555 $ 970
12 Dress Access. - $ 54
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 18,144 $ 381
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 17,199
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 413,515 $ 888
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 8,675,432 $ 15,544
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 3,619,736 $ 13,768
18 Specialized Inst. $ 439,600 $ 22,864
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 854,820 -
21 Antiques - $ 41,527


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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