Factsheet : Vanuatu

Official Title:
Republic of Vanuatu


General Information

Capital: Port Vila
Population (million): .28
Total Area: 12,190km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 80.54517 Vanuatu Vatu (VUV) (2016- 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 Baldwin Lonsdale

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Bruno Leingkone

Main Political Parties:
Vanua’aku Pati, National United Party, Vanuatu Republican Party, Green Party, Melanesian Progressive Party, Union of Moderate Parties, Peoples Progressive Party

Elections:
Last: 2016. Next: 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Vanuatu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.02 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 3,729.94 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.19 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $273,678
Canadian imports from country: $266,422
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vanuatu: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
n/a

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Paul Maddison (Canberra, AU)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Vanuatu
Year Exports Imports
2012 $1,206,455 $69,869
2013 $735,322 $117,323
2014 $401,100 $1,595,476
2015 $673,614 $40,074
2016 $273,678 $266,422
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vanuatu
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $9,520
02 Veg. Prod. $ $6,341
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $36
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $164,667 $200
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $182 $6
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $135
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $7,679
12 Dress Access. $ $12
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $13,130
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,696 $31
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,311 $41,928
17 Vehicles and Equip. $47,110 $25
18 Specialized Inst. $18,035 $3,208
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $6,377 $169
21 Antiques $ $184,002