Fact Sheet

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Official Title:
Turks and Caicos Islands


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 - Turks and Caicos Islands
Year Exports Imports
2012 $2,907,533 $185,800
2013 $1,914,313 $253,676
2014 $3,275,954 $416,551
2015 $4,057,272 $842,951
2016 $3,685,207 $147,717
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turks and Caicos Islands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $97,985 $
02 Veg. Prod. $260,473 $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $243 $
04 Food Prod. $39,158 $10
05 Mineral Prod. $16,905 $
06 Chemical Prod. $166,729 $8
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $142,893 $204
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,137 $
09 Wood Prod. $58,731 $
10 Paper Prod. $63,579 $45
11 Textiles Prod. $98,122 $1,090
12 Dress Access. $778 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $228,799 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $199,553 $1,243
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,108,971 $138,153
17 Vehicles and Equip. $579,889 $2,428
18 Specialized Inst. $97,581 $1,736
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $61
20 Misc. Articles $358,854 $
21 Antiques $139 $2,739

Capital: Cockburn Town
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 430km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.75503 US $ (USD) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 1st Monday of August (Emancipation Day)
Language(s): English


Political Information

Type of State:
Dependent territory under the U.K.

Type of Government:
British Overseas Territory; House of Assembly with 19 members (15 elected seats w/ four year terms, 2 members nominated by leaders and 2 members appointed by Governor).

Head of State:
(Queen Elizabeth II) Governor Dr. John Freeman CMG

Head of Government:
Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson

Ministers:

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Movement (11), Progressive National Party (4).

Elections:
Last in December 15, 2016.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Turks and Caicos Islands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) .00 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $3,685,207
Canadian imports from country: $147,717
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Turks and Caicos Islands: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Howard Drake

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Consul General Sylvain Fabi


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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