Factsheet : Belize

Official Title:
Belize


General Information

Capital: Belmopan
Population (million): .38
Total Area: 22,923km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.48089 Belize $ (BZD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 21
Language(s): English, Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Democracy

Type of Government:
Representative democracy; formerly known as British Honduras; bicameral legislature with 8 members appointed to the Senate and 29 members elected to the House of Representatives for 5-year terms.

Head of State:
(Queen Elizabeth II) Gov. Gen. Colville Norbert Young

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow

Ministers:
Deputy PM; Natural Resources & Env: Gaspar VEGA
Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs: Wilfred ELRINGTON
Minister of Trade & Investment: Erwin CONTRERAS

Main Political Parties:
UDP - United Democratic Party: 17 PUP - People’s United Party: 14

Elections:
Next: 2020


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Belize Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2.31 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 6,143.41 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.02 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.18 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 11.06 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $11,074,209
Canadian imports from country: $2,020,371
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Belize: $324 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Patrick Andrews

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Deborah Chatsis


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 - Belize
Year Exports Imports
2012 $8,489,389 $3,196,305
2013 $8,453,273 $2,509,770
2014 $21,532,196 $1,688,239
2015 $10,140,398 $3,714,542
2016 $11,074,209 $2,020,371
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Belize
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $238,321 $179,464
02 Veg. Prod. $1,354,254 $1,109,729
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $234,342 $
04 Food Prod. $75,403 $119,532
05 Mineral Prod. $644 $79,175
06 Chemical Prod. $496,636 $210,198
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $398,195 $4,168
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $140 $1,194
09 Wood Prod. $1,466 $1,322
10 Paper Prod. $19,435 $350
11 Textiles Prod. $60,447 $262
12 Dress Access. $385 $18,302
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $38,234 $38,970
14 Precious Metals/stones $175,240 $2,520
15 Base Metal Prod. $524,118 $104,254
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,481,195 $134,969
17 Vehicles and Equip. $93,857 $3,392
18 Specialized Inst. $44,623 $12,281
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,126,899 $245
21 Antiques $ $44