Factsheet : Vanuatu

Official Title:
Republic of Vanuatu


General Information

Capital: Port Vila
Population (million): 0.269
Total Area: 12,190km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 82.66 Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)(2015- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 30 July
Language(s): English, French and pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama)


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Republic

Head of State:
President Iolu Johnson Abbil KANIAPNIN

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Sato Kilman

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and External Trade: Sato Kilman

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

Elections:
Last: 2012; next: 2016


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Vanuatu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 0.98 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 3640.63 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.8 1.18
Inflation: (%) 3.34 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $673,614
Canadian imports from country: $40,074
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vanuatu: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
n/a

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


July 2016
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
2011 $1,824,569 $55,092
2012 $1,206,455 $69,869
2013 $735,322 $117,323
2014 $401,100 $1,595,476
2015 $673,614 $40,074
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vanuatu
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,645 $23,776
02 Veg. Prod. $9,412 $3,066
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $4,141
04 Food Prod. $1,171 $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $137,725 $63
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $374 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $937
12 Dress Access. $ $76
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $30
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $79,343 $247
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $351,954 $300
17 Vehicles and Equip. $22,821 $6,081
18 Specialized Inst. $87 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $1,357
21 Antiques $ $