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Canada-West Bank and Gaza fact sheet

Official Title:
West Bank and Gaza

General Information

Capital: To be determined
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 6,220km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.69 New Shekel (ILS) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: n/a
Language(s): Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Mixed parliamentary and presidential system

Type of Government:
Palestinian Legislative Council (132 seats). Both the President and Parliament are selected and directly elected.

Head of State:
President Mahmoud Abbas

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs : Riad Malki
Finance: Shukri Bishara

Main Political Parties:
Fatah, Reform and Change Party (Hamas – a listed terrorist organization in Canada), Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP – a listed terrorist organization in Canada), Palestinian People’s Party, Third Way, Palestinian National Initiative.

Elections:
Last: January 2006 (Legislative)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type West Bank and Gaza 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: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Head of Delegation Nabil Maarouf

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Canadian Representative Robin Wettlaufer

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 - West Bank and Gaza
Year Exports Imports
2015 $ $
2016 $ $
2017 $ $
2018 $ $
2019 $ $
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - West Bank and Gaza
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 $ $


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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