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
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 $38,215,778
2017 $74,203,368 $42,242,378
Product trade (2017)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $18,631,721 $9,638,016
02 Veg. Prod. $26,973,244 $594,181
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $208 $54,609
04 Food Prod. $1,551,805 $531,986
05 Mineral Prod. $6,515 $1,959
06 Chemical Prod. $2,160,844 $63,342
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $521,095 $28,058
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $172 $140,863
09 Wood Prod. $270,346 $442
10 Paper Prod. $1,416,726 $9,968
11 Textiles Prod. $441,968 $30,521,937
12 Dress Access. $1,104 $238,818
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $58,931 $28,507
14 Precious Metals/stones $192,627 $13,396
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,691,172 $42,072
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,916,012 $31,576
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,292,660 $1,195
18 Specialized Inst. $2,284,999 $16,650
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $4,824
20 Misc. Articles $598,709 $256,610
21 Antiques $ $19,370

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 10.98
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 49.39 Gourdes (HTG) (2017 - 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 Jean-Henry Céant

Ministers:
Planning and external cooperation: Jean-Claudy Pierre
Foreign Affairs and cults : Bocchit Edmond
Trade and Industry : Ronell Gilles

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: 2016.


Economic Information (2017)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 11.18 2,145.99
GDP per capita: ($) 1,017.91 58,542.06
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.17 3
Inflation: (%) 14.74 1.61
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.32

Product Trade and investment (2017)

Canadian exports to country: $74,203,368
Canadian imports from country: $42,242,378
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Haiti: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador André Frenette


September 2018
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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