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Canada-Trinidad and Tobago fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

General Information

Capital: Port-of-Spain
Population (million): 1.38
Total Area: 5,128km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.13 Trinidad/Tobago $ (TTD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 31 (1962, Independence Day)
Language(s): English

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Head of State:
President Paula-Mae Weekes

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Keith Christopher Rowley

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Dr. Amery Browne
Trade/Industry: Sen. Paula Gopee-Scoon
Planning and Development (incl. Environment): Camille Robinson Regis
Ministry of Energy: Franklin Khan

Main Political Parties:
Government (41 seats): People’s National Movement (22), People’s Partnership Coalition (19) (United National Congress, Congress of the People, Tobago Organization of the People, National Joint Action Committee).

Elections:
Last in August 10 2020, next by 2025.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Trinidad and Tobago Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 29.75 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 21,533.74 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 4.96 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $220,239,954
Canadian imports from country: $305,886,255
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $117 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Dennis Moses

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Kumar Gupta

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 - Trinidad and Tobago
Year Exports Imports
2016 $217,412,739 $190,015,601
2017 $304,186,430 $177,942,336
2018 $346,763,271 $338,360,266
2019 $277,894,603 $274,331,429
2020 $220,239,954 $305,886,255
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Trinidad and Tobago
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,089,155 $3,338,633
02 Veg. Prod. $12,264,567 $1,035,115
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,518,726 $81,915
04 Food Prod. $13,752,726 $11,165,223
05 Mineral Prod. $97,522,164 $197,237,402
06 Chemical Prod. $8,506,048 $90,595,911
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,166,611 $113,218
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $56,854 $1,320
09 Wood Prod. $2,107,367 $
10 Paper Prod. $9,341,321 $9,916
11 Textiles Prod. $725,922 $28,660
12 Dress Access. $65,399 $3,513
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $594,427 $1,021
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,629,936 $1,740,250
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,166,448 $23,442
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $22,580,745 $62,323
17 Vehicles and Equip. $353,156 $40,412
18 Specialized Inst. $8,148,074 $313,057
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,067,049 $6,302
21 Antiques $1,230 $87,643


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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