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Canada-Turks and Caicos Islands fact sheet

Official Title:
Turks and Caicos Islands

General Information

Capital: Cockburn Town
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 430km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.76 US $ (USD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 1st Monday of August (Emancipation Day)
Language(s): English

Political Information

Type of State:
Dependent territory under the U.K.

Type of Government:
British Overseas Territory; House of Assembly with 19 members (15 elected seats w/ four year terms, 2 members nominated by leaders and 2 members appointed by Governor).

Head of State:
(Queen Elizabeth II) Governor Nigel John Dakin

Head of Government:
Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson

Ministers:

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Movement (10), Progressive National Party (5).

Elections:
Last in December 15, 2016.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Turks and Caicos Islands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) .00 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $4,211,208
Canadian imports from country: $118,396
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Susan le Jeune

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General Laurie Peters

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 - Turks and Caicos Islands
Year Exports Imports
2015 $4,057,272 $842,951
2016 $3,685,207 $147,717
2017 $5,437,718 $107,081
2018 $4,142,964 $36,006
2019 $4,211,208 $118,396
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Turks and Caicos Islands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $42,634 $195
02 Veg. Prod. $218,691 $228
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $400 $
04 Food Prod. $16,284 $
05 Mineral Prod. $20,644 $
06 Chemical Prod. $221,275 $420
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $152,668 $142
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $4,707 $
09 Wood Prod. $414,760 $
10 Paper Prod. $68,737 $1
11 Textiles Prod. $76,132 $9,072
12 Dress Access. $11,920 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $235,670 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,778 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $466,907 $4,770
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,011,623 $97,621
17 Vehicles and Equip. $295,914 $2,137
18 Specialized Inst. $34,964 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $115
20 Misc. Articles $786,363 $544
21 Antiques $1,260 $3,151


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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