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Canada-Yemen fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Yemen

General Information

Capital: Sanaa (Sana’a’)
Population (million): 30.91
Total Area: 527,970 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 189.55 Rial (YER) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 22 May, National Day
Language(s): Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral: House of Representatives (elected); Counsultative Council (Presidentially-appointed).

Head of State:
President Abdurabo Mansour al-Hadi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed

Ministers:
Vice-President: Major General Ali Mohsen
Foreign Affairs: Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak
Finance: Salem Saleh Bin Braik

Main Political Parties:
Main Political Parties: General People’s Congress or GPC; Islamic Reform Grouping or Islah; Yemeni Socialist Party or YSP; Nasserite Unionist Party; and National Arab Socialist Ba’th Party.

Elections:
Last: 2012 (presidential)

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Yemen Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 25.21 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 815.67 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) -1 4.54
Inflation: (%) 45.7 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 6,941,666
Canadian imports from country: $ 490,663
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mr. Jamal Abdullah Yahya Al-Sallal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Chargé d’Affaires Martial Pagé

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 - Yemen
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 5,782,677 $ 165,214
2018 $ 16,463,124 $ 761,327
2019 $ 11,642,274 $ 1,124,140
2020 $ 8,502,516 $ 675,057
2021 $ 6,941,666 $ 490,663
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Yemen
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - $ 48,017
02 Veg. Prod. $ 5,460,497 $ 337,120
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 4,672
04 Food Prod. $ 214,728 $ 66,318
05 Mineral Prod. - $ 26
06 Chemical Prod. $ 504,779 $ 2,461
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 69,909 $ 1,258
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 3,500 -
09 Wood Prod. $ 256 $ 64
10 Paper Prod. $ 55,378 -
11 Textiles Prod. $ 86,563 $ 3,237
12 Dress Access. - $ 906
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 122 $ 5,580
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 2,259
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 11,707 $ 6,882
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 442,237 $ 6,867
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 27,310 -
18 Specialized Inst. $ 60,065 $ 258
19 Arms & Ammunition - $ 193
20 Misc. Articles $ 4,615 $ 4,525
21 Antiques - -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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