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Vanuatu

Official Title:
Republic of Vanuatu


General Information

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.
5-year trade
Canada - Vanuatu
Year Exports Imports
2009 $2,024,949 $189,763
2010 $1,745,332 $856,269
2011 $1,824,569 $55,092
2012 $1,206,455 $69,869
2013 $735,322 $101,350
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Vanuatu
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $4,869
02 Veg. Prod. $ $2,114
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $3,282
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $511,440 $19
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,988 $150
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $78 $
10 Paper Prod. $ $80
11 Textiles Prod. $61 $540
12 Dress Access. $ $231
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $511 $956
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $82,613
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,130 $9
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $67,406 $6,406
17 Vehicles and Equip. $46,054 $
18 Specialized Inst. $59,174 $81
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $22,480 $
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Port Vila
Population (million): 0.266
Total Area: 12,190km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 89.96 Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)(2013)
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 Moana Carcasses

Ministers:
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs:
Edward Nipake Natapei

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:
2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Vanuatu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 0.85 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 3172.35 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.8 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.27 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $735,322
Canadian imports from country: $101,350
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Vanuatu: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
N/A

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Michael Small


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-19