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Canada-Solomon Islands fact sheet

Official Title:
Solomon Islands

General Information

Capital: Honiara
Population (million): .70
Total Area: 28,450 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.13 Solomon Islands $ (SBD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 7 July
Language(s): Melanesian Pidgin, English is spoken by 1-2% of population; 120 indigenous languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Head of State:
Governor General (King Charles III) H.E. Sir David Vunagi, GCMG

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and External Trade: Jeremiah Manele

Main Political Parties:
Solomon Islands Democratic Party, Kadere Party of Solomon Islands, United Party, United Democratic Party, Solomon Islands United Party, People’s Alliance Party, Solomon Islands Alliance for Change

Elections:
Last: April 3, 2019 Next: 2023

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Solomon Islands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2.07 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 2,954.16 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.24 4.54
Inflation: (%) -0.11 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 220,049
Canadian imports from country: $ 179,204
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner designate Jane Waetara

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mark Glauser

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 - Solomon Islands
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 1,923,481 $ 239,493
2018 $ 277,325 $ 134,400
2019 $ 457,880 $ 116,514
2020 $ 23,151 $ 192,274
2021 $ 220,049 $ 179,204
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Solomon Islands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - $ 43,656
02 Veg. Prod. - $ 53
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 40,765
04 Food Prod. - $ 128
05 Mineral Prod. - -
06 Chemical Prod. - $ 112
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. - $ 109
08 Leather, Fur Prod. - -
09 Wood Prod. - $ 148
10 Paper Prod. - -
11 Textiles Prod. - $ 30
12 Dress Access. - -
13 Glass & Stone Prod. - -
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 18,738
15 Base Metal Prod. - $ 25
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 24,818 $ 64,084
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 12,064 -
18 Specialized Inst. $ 183,167 $ 4,225
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles - $ 7,131
21 Antiques - -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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