Factsheet : Haiti

Official Title:
Republic of Haiti


General Information

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 10.85
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 46.96555 Gourdes (HTG) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independance: January 1, 1804
Language(s): French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl)


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament with a 30 seat Senate and a 119 seat Chamber of Deputies. The President is elected by universal suffrage, and appoints the Prime Minister with the approval of Parliament. The Prime Minister appoints his government with the approval of the President and the approval of Parliament. Judicial: Court of Cassation.

Head of State:
President Jovenel Moïse

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant

Ministers:
Planning and external cooperation: Aviol Fleurant
Foreign Affairs and cults : Antonio Rodrigue
Trade and Industry : Pierre Marie Du Meny

Main Political Parties:
Alternativ, Ansanm nou fò, Ayiti en aksyon, Bouclier, Fanmi Lavalas, Fusion, Inite, KID, Lavni, OPL, RNDP, Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale, Pitit Dessalines, Renmen Ayiti, Vérité

Elections:
Legislative: 2015; Presidential: 2015.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 10.94 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,008.71 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.44 1.43
Inflation: (%) 13.38 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $63,536,375
Canadian imports from country: $38,208,385
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Haiti: $(2) million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Paula Caldwell St-Onge


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 - Haiti
Year Exports Imports
2012 $35,935,141 $30,170,124
2013 $37,928,463 $32,425,696
2014 $48,190,430 $40,501,317
2015 $55,337,906 $38,489,634
2016 $63,536,375 $38,208,385
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $18,188,866 $10,005,779
02 Veg. Prod. $21,331,978 $566,492
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $125 $27,500
04 Food Prod. $2,459,634 $634,981
05 Mineral Prod. $14,237 $2,068
06 Chemical Prod. $2,581,612 $15,626
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $620,012 $1,544
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $679 $152,127
09 Wood Prod. $37,074 $1,004
10 Paper Prod. $2,171,585 $36,804
11 Textiles Prod. $732,809 $26,049,458
12 Dress Access. $690 $330,444
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $29,019 $11,205
14 Precious Metals/stones $111,726 $434
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,098,755 $61,888
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,105,878 $77,273
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,177,768 $6,962
18 Specialized Inst. $208,158 $25,728
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $4,078
20 Misc. Articles $609,532 $193,669
21 Antiques $ $2,521