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Fact Sheet

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Guatemala

Official Title:
Republic of Guatemala


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 - Guatemala
Year Exports Imports
2010 $90,685,745 $323,419,716
2011 $109,636,340 $403,988,421
2012 $113,714,190 $405,449,845
2013 $98,322,447 $378,080,608
2014 $111,828,906 $544,577,823
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guatemala
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,040,692 $942,525
02 Veg. Prod. $6,305,681 $329,063,082
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $8,095,585 $20,635
04 Food Prod. $2,026,639 $54,357,500
05 Mineral Prod. $15,051,516 $97,066,985
06 Chemical Prod. $15,866,633 $1,380,612
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,789,342 $4,888,281
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $48,785 $1,164,879
09 Wood Prod. $82,528 $1,903,053
10 Paper Prod. $32,546,240 $142,599
11 Textiles Prod. $1,041,123 $51,993,255
12 Dress Access. $68,530 $52,779
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $220,021 $77,879
14 Precious Metals/stones $29,514 $89,329
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,731,953 $56,359
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,967,623 $955,169
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,037,542 $741
18 Specialized Inst. $1,469,589 $297,688
19 Arms & Ammunition $15,126 $
20 Misc. Articles $2,486,329 $122,121
21 Antiques $ $15

Capital: Guatemala City
Population (million): 15.87
Total Area: 108,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.88 quetzal (GTQ)(2014)
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 Otto Pérez Molina

Head of Government:
President Otto Pérez Molina

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Carlos Raúl Morales
Finance: Dorval Carías
Economy: Sergio de la Torre

Main Political Parties:
(seats in National Congress) PP-Patriotic Party 56, UNE-National Unity of Hope/GANA- Grand National Alliance 48, UCN-National Change Union 14, Renewed Democratic Liberty 14, CREO-Commitment, Renewal and Order 12, VIVA-EG Vision with values-Encounter for Guatemala 6, Other 8.

Elections:
Next: 2015


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Guatemala Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 66.73 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 4205.2 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 4 2.53
Inflation: (%) 3.42 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $111,828,906
Canadian imports from country: $544,577,823
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Guatemala: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Rita Claverie Sciolli

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Stuart Savage


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16