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Canada-Tuvalu fact sheet

Official Title:
Tuvalu

General Information

Capital: Funafuti
Population (million): .01
Total Area: 26km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.09 Australian $ (AUD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 October
Language(s): Tuvaluan, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Tuvalu has a 15-member parliament, elected by universal suffrage. The parliament elects the Prime Minister, who selects a Cabinet containing up to seven members.

Head of State:
Governor-General Iakoba Taeia Italeli

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Kausea Natano

Ministers:
Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs: Simon Kofe

Main Political Parties:
There are no political parties. Members often align themselves in informal groupings.

Elections:
Last: September 2019.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Tuvalu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .06 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 5,045.83 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 6 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.18 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
n/a

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant

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 - Tuvalu
Year Exports Imports
2015 $ $
2016 $ $
2017 $ $
2018 $ $
2019 $ $
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Tuvalu
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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