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Canada-Uganda fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Uganda

General Information

Capital: Kampala
Population (million): 39.82
Total Area: 236,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2807.52 Shilling (UGX) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 9 October, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Ganda (Luganda), Swahili, Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term (no limit). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (427 members).

Head of State:
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sam Kutesa
Trade, Industry and Co-operatives: Amelia Kyambadde
Finance and Economic Planning: Matia Kasaija

Main Political Parties:
National Resistance Movement, Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic Party Uganda’s, People’s Congress

Elections:
Last: 2016 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2021(presidential and legislative)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Uganda Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 40.35 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,013.24 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.92 1.64
Inflation: (%) 2.87 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $174,085,163
Canadian imports from country: $20,019,124
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Joy Ruth Acheng

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Lisa Stadelbauer

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 - Uganda
Year Exports Imports
2015 $27,283,447 $9,395,314
2016 $26,724,340 $8,664,701
2017 $23,724,889 $15,140,890
2018 $24,276,801 $11,551,917
2019 $174,085,163 $20,019,124
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Uganda
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,161 $602,759
02 Veg. Prod. $5,059,374 $17,541,590
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $398,281
04 Food Prod. $12,140 $770,158
05 Mineral Prod. $250 $182,438
06 Chemical Prod. $309,423 $18,507
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $514,083 $15,403
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $20,993
09 Wood Prod. $860 $28,430
10 Paper Prod. $147,580 $2,239
11 Textiles Prod. $5,645,481 $141,071
12 Dress Access. $ $3,557
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,201 $621
14 Precious Metals/stones $738,686 $35,931
15 Base Metal Prod. $28,933 $41,730
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,134,416 $128,597
17 Vehicles and Equip. $150,178,369 $1,631
18 Specialized Inst. $494,841 $50,609
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $64,979 $34,128
21 Antiques $ $99


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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