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Canada-Yemen fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Yemen

General Information

Capital: Sanaa (Sana’a’)
Population (million): 32.47
Total Area: 527,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 189.55 Rial (YER) (2020- 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 (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Yemen Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 26.50 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 816.11 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -5 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 26.18 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 0 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $8,502,516
Canadian imports from country: $675,057
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

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
2016 $5,655,950 $191,759
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
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Yemen
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $34,917
02 Veg. Prod. $4,326,048 $560,465
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $549,714 $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $492
06 Chemical Prod. $209,887 $1,699
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,582 $1,121
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,336 $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $884
11 Textiles Prod. $41,785 $569
12 Dress Access. $ $543
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $5
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $16,561 $61,013
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,200,577 $12,055
17 Vehicles and Equip. $140,325 $29
18 Specialized Inst. $7,701 $775
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $490
21 Antiques $ $


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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