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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Haiti
Year Exports Imports
2011 $37,728,858 $25,742,183
2012 $35,935,141 $30,170,124
2013 $37,928,463 $32,425,696
2014 $48,190,430 $40,378,243
2015 $55,337,906 $38,490,675
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $21,867,763 $11,853,161
02 Veg. Prod. $4,479,256 $899,483
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $55 $53,401
04 Food Prod. $2,796,680 $359,238
05 Mineral Prod. $2,744 $6,536
06 Chemical Prod. $2,159,942 $15,198
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $428,781 $7,861
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,273 $119,486
09 Wood Prod. $247,364 $1,639
10 Paper Prod. $1,453,172 $102,453
11 Textiles Prod. $70,936 $24,224,904
12 Dress Access. $3,668 $364,572
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $127,929 $10,497
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $26,632
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,523,505 $36,489
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,464,912 $71,957
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,723,345 $236
18 Specialized Inst. $453,758 $41,569
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $868
20 Misc. Articles $1,740,072 $282,627
21 Antiques $ $9,957

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 10.711
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 39.07 Gourdes (HTG)(2015 - 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 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 11.02 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 1028.8 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 1 1.18
Inflation: (%) 7.52 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $55,337,906
Canadian imports from country: $38,490,675
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Haiti: $7 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Paula Caldwell St-Onge


August 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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