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Canada-Sao Tome and Principe fact sheet

Official Title:
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

General Information

Capital: Sao Tome
Population (million): .22
Total Area: 1,001km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16723.63 Dobra (STD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 July, National Day
Language(s): Portuguese

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly

Head of State:
President Evaristo CARVALHO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Jorge BOM JESUS

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Communities: Esla Maria TEIXEIRA DE BARROS PINTO
Finance, Trade and Blue Economy: Américo DE OLIVEIRA RAMOS

Main Political Parties:
MLSTP: Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé e Principe PSD: Social Democratic Party PCD: Party of Democratic Convergence ADI: Independent Democratic Alliance MDFM: Democratic Movement for the forces of change.

Elections:
Presidential: Last in July 2016; next in 2021. Legislative: Last in October 2018; next in July 2022.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Sao Tome and Principe Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .57 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 2,543.92 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.3 1.64
Inflation: (%) 8.36 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $33,400
Canadian imports from country: $334,550
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant

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 - Sao Tome and Principe
Year Exports Imports
2016 $85,312 $23,393
2017 $18,907 $21,032
2018 $698,284 $59,953
2019 $380,140 $85,621
2020 $33,400 $334,550
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Sao Tome and Principe
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $67,721
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $238,795
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $195
12 Dress Access. $ $422
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $5,032
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $11,000
17 Vehicles and Equip. $33,400 $4,381
18 Specialized Inst. $ $383
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $6,621
21 Antiques $ $


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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