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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
2009 $41,235,008 $21,723,384
2010 $47,963,439 $26,062,341
2011 $37,728,858 $25,742,045
2012 $35,935,139 $30,170,112
2013 $38,348,975 $32,405,362
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Haiti
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,184,536 $7,287,995
02 Veg. Prod. $386,997 $730,911
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,815 $35,943
04 Food Prod. $4,862,847 $437,966
05 Mineral Prod. $33,577 $97
06 Chemical Prod. $2,055,567 $2,030
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $433,245 $1,975
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $761 $90,811
09 Wood Prod. $173,318 $5,309
10 Paper Prod. $307,985 $62,609
11 Textiles Prod. $203,332 $23,320,735
12 Dress Access. $3,389 $111,526
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $139,338 $5,154
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $1,224
15 Base Metal Prod. $552,309 $24,196
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,040,177 $33,178
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,830,666 $305
18 Specialized Inst. $246,223 $786
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $884,912 $239,045
21 Antiques $3,728 $12,885

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 10.317
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 40.77 Gourdes (HTG)(2013)
National Holiday: Independance: January 1, 1804
Language(s): French and Creole


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 Laurent Lamothe

Ministers:
Planing and external cooperation: Laurent Lamothe
Foreign Affairs and cults : Pierre Richard Casimir
Trade: Wilson Laleau

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

Elections:
Legislative: March 2013 (tentative, originally due November 2011); Presidential: November 2016


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 8.71 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 843.92 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.3 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.78 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $38,348,975
Canadian imports from country: $32,405,362
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Haiti: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Henri-Paul Normandin


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2013-03-11