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Canada-Solomon Islands fact sheet

Official Title:
Solomon Islands

General Information

Capital: Honiara
Population (million): .64
Total Area: 28,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.13 Solomon Islands $ (SBD) (2020- 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:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) HE Sir David Vunagi, GCMG

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and External Trade: Jeremiah Manele
Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Conservation and Meteorology: Dr. Culwick Togamana

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 (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Solomon Islands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.89 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 2,956.21 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.24 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.24 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $23,151
Canadian imports from country: $192,274
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Dr. Transform Aqorau (NY, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner 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 - Solomon Islands
Year Exports Imports
2016 $202,851 $424,881
2017 $1,923,481 $239,493
2018 $277,325 $134,400
2019 $457,880 $116,514
2020 $23,151 $192,274
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Solomon Islands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $53,935
02 Veg. Prod. $ $28
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $88,096
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $13,384
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $2,904
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $3,153
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $12,948 $24,973
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,153 $
18 Specialized Inst. $5,050 $5,149
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $652


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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