Fact Sheet

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Cabo Verde

Official Title:
Republic of Cabo Verde


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 - Cabo Verde
Year Exports Imports
2012 $727,851 $16,382
2013 $1,595,887 $48,828
2014 $1,756,124 $65,731
2015 $2,194,598 $91,034
2016 $2,481,429 $85,471
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Cabo Verde
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $117,399 $
02 Veg. Prod. $1,059,374 $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $171,104 $200
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,663 $524
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $168 $60
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $8,373 $1,839
12 Dress Access. $9,767 $289
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $1,045
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,406 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $200,373 $4,717
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $630,739 $54,994
17 Vehicles and Equip. $226,078 $16,821
18 Specialized Inst. $48,568 $4,599
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,084 $383
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Praia
Population (million): .53
Total Area: 4,033km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 75.0807 Escudo (CVE) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 5 July, Independence Day
Language(s): Portuguese, creolo.


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly composed of 72 members.

Head of State:
President Jorge Carlos FONSECA

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ulisses CORREIA E SILVA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Luís Filipe TAVARES
Economy and Employment, Tourism, Transport, Telecommunications, Industry and Trade, Energy: José GONÇALVES

Main Political Parties:
African Party for the Independence of Cabo Verde (Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV)), Movement for Democracy (Movimento para a Democracia (MPD)).

Elections:
Last: March 2016 (legislative), October 2016 (presidential). Next: 2021.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Cabo Verde Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2.17 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 4,079.54 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.03 1.43
Inflation: (%) -1.49 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 9 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $2,481,429
Canadian imports from country: $85,471
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Cabo Verde: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
No current accreditation

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Designate Lise Filiatrault (Dakar, Senegal)


October 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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