Factsheet : Ecuador

Official Title:
Republic of Ecuador


General Information

Capital: Quito
Population (million): 16.53
Total Area: 283,561km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.75503 US $ (USD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 10 August (1809 Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish (official), indigenous languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
The National Assembly is unicameral and has 137 members elected for a four-year term. Members of the Assembly are elected with: 15 from national lists, 6 representing emigrants living outside Ecuador, 2 from autonomous regions, 2 from each province and metropolitan district, and one for each 200,000 inhabitants. The President is also elected for a four-year term as head of state.

Head of State:
President Lenín MORENO

Head of Government:
President Lenín MORENO

Ministers:
Foreign Rel.: María Fernanda ESPINOSA
Trade: Pablo CAMPANA
Defence: Miguel CARVAJAL
Finance: Carlos DE LA TORRE

Main Political Parties:
Country Alliance Movement (MPAIS); Patriotic Society Party (PSP); Social Christian Party (PSC); Pachakutik Plurinational Movement (MUPP-NP), Creating Opportunities (CREO), Avanza, Regional Action for Equity Movement (ARE), Democratic Integration of Carchi Movement (IDC), Believing in Our People Peninsular Movement (PCG), Concertación National Assembly: MPAIS: 100, Avanza: 5, PSP: 4, MUPP-NP 5, PSC/Madera de Guerrero 7, Independent 2, CREO: 10, ARE:1, IDC:1, PCG:1, Concertación:1

Elections:
Last: 2017


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Ecuador Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 129.89 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 7,858.26 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -2.17 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.72 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 5.21 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $243,516,684
Canadian imports from country: $271,772,307
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Ecuador: $284 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Diego STACEY

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Marianick Tremblay


June 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 - Ecuador
Year Exports Imports
2012 $265,006,401 $261,715,968
2013 $302,175,906 $293,994,991
2014 $285,951,282 $279,537,621
2015 $328,316,814 $316,987,160
2016 $243,516,684 $271,772,307
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Ecuador
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $369,559 $22,210,348
02 Veg. Prod. $173,244,087 $165,011,467
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $496,805 $6,628,385
04 Food Prod. $1,532,108 $59,558,082
05 Mineral Prod. $7,190,882 $15,806
06 Chemical Prod. $7,037,267 $184,192
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,697,839 $515,377
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $6,207 $892,032
09 Wood Prod. $151,171 $7,056,641
10 Paper Prod. $15,250,261 $85,993
11 Textiles Prod. $1,252,434 $535,599
12 Dress Access. $28,903 $117,526
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $345,023 $1,065,204
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,906 $5,347,743
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,361,493 $260,154
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $13,845,448 $1,916,634
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,539,068 $109,944
18 Specialized Inst. $3,847,002 $156,172
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,069,038 $102,210
21 Antiques $ $2,798