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Canada-Vanuatu fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Vanuatu

General Information

Capital: Port Vila
Population (million): .31
Total Area: 12,190 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 87.17 Vanuatu Vatu (VUV) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 30 July
Language(s): English, French and pidgin (Bichelamar)

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Republic

Head of State:
President Nikenike Vurobaravu

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and External Trade: Jotham Napat

Main Political Parties:
Land and Justice Party, Vanua’aku Pati, Reunification Movement for Change, Union of Moderate Parties, National United Party, Vanuatu Leaders Party, Iauko Group, Rural Development Party.

Elections:
Last: October 13, 2022. Next: 2026.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Vanuatu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.17 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 3,760.99 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.45 4.54
Inflation: (%) 2.34 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 217,118
Canadian imports from country: $ 67,454
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
n/a

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Mark Glauser (Canberra, AU)

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 - Vanuatu
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 439,176 $ 358,185
2018 $ 263,087 $ 34,050
2019 $ 242,326 $ 41,798
2020 $ 217,673 $ 44,266
2021 $ 217,118 $ 67,454
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Vanuatu
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - $ 620
02 Veg. Prod. $ 27,000 $ 18,311
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - -
04 Food Prod. - $ 556
05 Mineral Prod. - -
06 Chemical Prod. $ 60,898 $ 180
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. - $ 75
08 Leather, Fur Prod. - $ 1,086
09 Wood Prod. - -
10 Paper Prod. $ 8,382 $ 21,243
11 Textiles Prod. - $ 14,710
12 Dress Access. - $ 538
13 Glass & Stone Prod. - $ 1,731
14 Precious Metals/stones - -
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 4,200 $ 360
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 6,673 $ 3,039
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 107,715 $ 1,155
18 Specialized Inst. $ 2,250 -
19 Arms & Ammunition - $ 3,828
20 Misc. Articles - $ 14
21 Antiques - -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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