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Canada-Republic of Congo fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Congo

General Information

Capital: Brazzaville
Population (million): 4.57
Total Area: 342,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XAF) (2019- 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-NGUESSO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Clément MOUAMBA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad: Jean-Claude GAKOSSO
Finances and Budget : Calixte NGANONGO
Trade: 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 20th, 2016, next in 2021. Legislatives: Last in 2017, next in 2022.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Republic of Congo Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.23 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 3,334.86 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.9 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.21 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $23,010,481
Canadian imports from country: $6,927,338
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $12 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Roger Julien MENGA

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nicolas SIMARD (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
2015 $28,234,722 $18,159,052
2016 $38,459,692 $75,183,731
2017 $20,193,073 $2,424,388
2018 $16,527,112 $1,712,254
2019 $23,010,481 $6,927,338
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Republic of Congo
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,819,213 $2,971
02 Veg. Prod. $ $205,160
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $5,324 $2,433
06 Chemical Prod. $20,720 $241
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $95,846 $126
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $9,093 $746
09 Wood Prod. $ $2,264,109
10 Paper Prod. $1,038 $
11 Textiles Prod. $1,221,494 $491
12 Dress Access. $8,097 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $138,814 $2,605
14 Precious Metals/stones $64,876 $17,639
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,407,227 $4,395,508
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,702,238 $18,082
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,797,791 $5,078
18 Specialized Inst. $509,880 $1,974
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $111,473 $527
21 Antiques $ $9,648


May 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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