Factsheet : Guatemala

Official Title:
Republic of Guatemala


General Information

Capital: Guatemala City
Population (million): 16.67
Total Area: 108,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.61406 quetzal (GTQ) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 15
Language(s): Spanish, 21 Mayan languages, 2 non-aboriginals


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional democratic republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral: the multiparty Congress of the Republic consists of 158 elected members. Presidential and legislative elections are held concurrently every four years.

Head of State:
President Jimmy Morales

Head of Government:
President Jimmy Morales

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Carlos Raúl Morales
Finance: Julio Héctor Estrada
Economy: Ruben Estuardo Morales Monroy

Main Political Parties:
(seats in National Congress) LIDER; UNE-National Unity of Hope; Todos; PP-Patriotic Party; FCN-Nacion.

Elections:
Next: 2019


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Guatemala Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 90.35 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 5,418.83 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3 1.43
Inflation: (%) 4.47 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $114,715,943
Canadian imports from country: $810,244,509
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Guatemala: $54 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-Designate Carlos Jiménez Licona

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador 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 - Guatemala
Year Exports Imports
2012 $113,714,190 $405,449,845
2013 $98,322,447 $378,084,401
2014 $111,575,597 $545,598,453
2015 $121,001,262 $626,080,638
2016 $114,715,943 $810,244,509
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guatemala
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $421,804 $623,125
02 Veg. Prod. $13,289,306 $433,052,331
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15,651,995 $3,393
04 Food Prod. $4,598,409 $146,448,888
05 Mineral Prod. $2,486,073 $166,810,292
06 Chemical Prod. $13,753,736 $1,284,425
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,668,665 $4,539,289
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $221,876 $1,202,978
09 Wood Prod. $259,809 $1,940,645
10 Paper Prod. $24,800,234 $94,988
11 Textiles Prod. $1,804,285 $51,262,993
12 Dress Access. $500,088 $47,679
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,201,545 $1,940,334
14 Precious Metals/stones $56,050 $67,609
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,011,987 $75,966
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,513,424 $193,314
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,083,183 $4,488
18 Specialized Inst. $1,862,209 $345,291
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $3,741,482 $244,606
21 Antiques $2,223 $56,377