Factsheet : Madagascar

Official Title:
Republic of Madagascar


General Information

Capital: Antananarivo
Population (million): 24.92
Total Area: 587,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6908.48724 Franc (MGF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 26 June, Independence Day
Language(s): French, Malagasy


Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is nominated by the National Assembly and appointed by the President. Legislative: Bicameral Parliament �National Assembly (Antenimierapirenena)(151 members)and Senate (33 members).

Head of State:
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Solonandrasana Olivier Mahafaly

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Henry Rabary Njaka
Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Commerce and Consumption: Chabani Nourdine
Finance and Budgets: François Marie Maurice Gervais Rakotoarimanana

Main Political Parties:
New Forces for Madagascar (HVM), Together with President Andry Rajoelina (MAPAR), Ravalomanana Movement (MR), Vondrona Politika Miara-Dia�Malagasy Miara-Miainga (VPM-MMM),I Love Madagascar (TIM)

Elections:
Last: 2013 (presidential and legislative-lower house); 2015 (legislative-upper house). Next: 2018 (presidential and legislative); 2020 (legislative-upper house).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Madagascar Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 12.91 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 518.05 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.14 1.43
Inflation: (%) 6.74 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $11,609,048
Canadian imports from country: $78,056,641
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Madagascar: $37 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Simon Constant Horace

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sandra McCardell (Pretoria)


October 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 - Madagascar
Year Exports Imports
2012 $20,268,172 $86,015,062
2013 $21,964,653 $97,050,670
2014 $14,431,973 $92,967,375
2015 $23,273,317 $79,893,256
2016 $11,609,048 $78,056,641
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Madagascar
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $2,728,244
02 Veg. Prod. $ $24,956,717
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,315
04 Food Prod. $28,839 $704,036
05 Mineral Prod. $22,777 $36,681,395
06 Chemical Prod. $220,044 $1,160,430
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $607,106 $19,002
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,215 $24,666
09 Wood Prod. $7,625 $147,604
10 Paper Prod. $2,151 $7,490
11 Textiles Prod. $1,400,707 $10,073,289
12 Dress Access. $1,227 $96,699
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $181,600 $16,693
14 Precious Metals/stones $14,279 $422,951
15 Base Metal Prod. $917,071 $523,272
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,192,572 $27,545
17 Vehicles and Equip. $319,701 $12,297
18 Specialized Inst. $447,702 $12,500
19 Arms & Ammunition $175 $
20 Misc. Articles $19,671 $202,887
21 Antiques $1,355 $235,549