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Fact Sheet

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Guinea

Official Title:
Republic of Guinea


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 - Guinea
Year Exports Imports
2009 $17,420,809 $62,747,525
2010 $10,395,187 $48,123,735
2011 $27,096,051 $58,057,706
2012 $28,509,667 $72,469,388
2013 $14,237,640 $49,867,669
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Guinea
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $924,139 $1,836
02 Veg. Prod. $ $331,683
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $25 $7,413
04 Food Prod. $7,022 $4,846
05 Mineral Prod. $7 $48,262,707
06 Chemical Prod. $94,583 $992,439
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $216,234 $1,260
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $37,000 $568
09 Wood Prod. $6,500 $9,107
10 Paper Prod. $3,054,609 $796
11 Textiles Prod. $907,769 $2,754
12 Dress Access. $ $250
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $14,594 $1,234
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $5,348
15 Base Metal Prod. $63,302 $52,784
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,547,094 $128,569
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,097,755 $628
18 Specialized Inst. $448,931 $62,604
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $503,135 $763
21 Antiques $ $35

Capital: Conakry
Population (million): 11.125
Total Area: 245,857km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6739.08 Franc (GNF)(2013)
National Holiday: 2 October, National Day
Language(s): French (official), Pular (Peulh), Mandingue (Malinké) and Soussou


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly

Head of State:
President Alpha CONDÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mohamed Said FOFANA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: François Louncény FALL
Economy and Finance: Kerfalla YANSANÉ
International Cooperation: Moustapha Koutoubou SANO

Main Political Parties:
Union of the People of Guinea (RPG) Union of the Republican Forces (UFR) Union of the Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG)

Elections:
Last: November 2010 (presidential). Next: May 2013 (legislative); 2015 (presidential)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6.47 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 581.24 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.55 2.01
Inflation: (%) 11.96 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $14,237,640
Canadian imports from country: $49,867,669
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Guinea: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargée d’Affaires Lounceny CONDÉ

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Philippe BEAULNE


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17