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Canada-Togo fact sheet

Official Title:
Togolese Republic

General Information

Capital: Lome
Population (million): 8.20
Total Area: 56,785km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XOF) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 27 April, National Day
Language(s): French, Ewe and Mina, Kabye/Kabiye and Dagomba

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly composed of 81 members elected to five-year terms through proportional representation.

Head of State:
President Faure GNASSINGBÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Selom Komi KLASSOU

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Robert DUSSEY
Economy and Finance: Sani YAYA
Commerce, Industry, Private Sector Development, and Promotion of Local Consumption : Kodjo ADEDZE

Main Political Parties:
Union for the Republic (UNIR), Union of Forces for Change (UFC), Action Committee for Renewal (CAR), Patriotic Pan-African Convergence (CPP), National Alliance for Change (ANC)

Elections:
Last: December 2018 (legislative), February 2020 (presidential). Next: 2025 (presidential)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Togo Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 7.24 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 883.42 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.3 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.69 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $30,099,019
Canadian imports from country: $1,895,785
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Ptangme PEKETI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargée d’affaires Sara Nicholls

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 - Togo
Year Exports Imports
2016 $16,881,798 $26,019,335
2017 $14,250,887 $14,388,282
2018 $24,548,894 $15,498,486
2019 $27,422,961 $1,576,546
2020 $30,099,019 $1,895,785
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Togo
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $92,738 $44,693
02 Veg. Prod. $13,446,525 $867,566
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,200 $139,988
04 Food Prod. $1,949 $258,227
05 Mineral Prod. $ $158
06 Chemical Prod. $12,591 $58,236
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $418,786 $1,484
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $23
09 Wood Prod. $ $74,376
10 Paper Prod. $1,484,612 $735
11 Textiles Prod. $584,127 $198,710
12 Dress Access. $ $229,759
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $63
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $1,320
15 Base Metal Prod. $9,955 $773
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $526,533 $1,506
17 Vehicles and Equip. $12,960,674 $180
18 Specialized Inst. $413,899 $14,666
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $10,200 $365
21 Antiques $ $75


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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