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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
2009 $112,005,902 $266,291,278
2010 $90,685,745 $323,419,716
2011 $109,636,340 $403,988,421
2012 $113,714,190 $405,450,772
2013 $98,322,447 $378,054,004
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Guatemala
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $739,101 $641,961
02 Veg. Prod. $10,116,245 $272,281,236
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $10,216,459 $69
04 Food Prod. $1,621,167 $41,636,006
05 Mineral Prod. $1,079,158 $10,572,666
06 Chemical Prod. $11,981,345 $1,346,467
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,467,863 $4,334,504
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $114,787 $1,756,974
09 Wood Prod. $1,487,956 $1,464,869
10 Paper Prod. $33,184,813 $104,349
11 Textiles Prod. $1,041,330 $43,055,139
12 Dress Access. $100,146 $48,399
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $268,974 $108,620
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,654 $89,687
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,268,701 $89,074
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $15,469,182 $191,479
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,235,178 $72
18 Specialized Inst. $1,797,661 $258,866
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $490,550 $72,125
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Guatemala City
Population (million): 15.482
Total Area: 108,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.49 quetzal (GTQ)(2013)
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: Luis Fernando Carrera
Finance: María Castro
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Guatemala Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 55.98 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 3615.84 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.5 2.01
Inflation: (%) 4.34 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $98,322,447
Canadian imports from country: $378,054,004
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Guatemala: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Rita Claverie Sciolli

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Stuart Savage


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16