Fact Sheet

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Haiti

Official Title:
Republic of Haiti


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 - Haiti
Year Exports Imports
2010 $47,963,439 $26,062,341
2011 $37,728,858 $25,742,183
2012 $35,935,141 $30,170,124
2013 $37,928,463 $32,425,820
2014 $48,274,038 $40,365,063
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $17,586,671 $12,573,789
02 Veg. Prod. $2,056,008 $820,619
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,602 $23,519
04 Food Prod. $3,456,903 $444,905
05 Mineral Prod. $9,330 $1,889
06 Chemical Prod. $2,054,040 $72,935
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $560,292 $9,337
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,936 $125,816
09 Wood Prod. $75,837 $908
10 Paper Prod. $1,471,813 $96,287
11 Textiles Prod. $216,105 $25,529,698
12 Dress Access. $491 $197,593
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $15,184 $8,162
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $10,802
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,343,623 $50,122
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,547,655 $36,346
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,782,455 $451
18 Specialized Inst. $1,098,824 $3,410
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,631,859 $336,123
21 Antiques $ $19,702

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 10.461
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 39.51 Gourdes (HTG)(2014)
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 99 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 Michel Martelly

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Evans Paul

Ministers:
Planning and external cooperation: Yves Germain Joseph
Foreign Affairs and cults : Duly Brutus
Trade and Industry : Hervey Day

Main Political Parties:
AKO, Alternativ, Ansanm nou fò, Ayiti en aksyon, Fanmi Lavalas, Fusion, Inite, KID, Konbit, Lavni, MAS, Mochrena, OPL, Plateforme libération, Repons Peyizan, RNDP, Tèt Kale

Elections:
Legislative: 2015; Presidential: 2015


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 9.62 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 919.62 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.75 2.53
Inflation: (%) 3.94 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $48,274,038
Canadian imports from country: $40,365,063
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Haiti: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Paula Caldwell St-Onge


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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